Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2011

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Tim Nichols

Second Advisor

Michael White

Third Advisor

Dr. Maria Gindhart


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This paper represents an exploration into the expression of critical regionalism in a globalized design market. The research looks at the historical progression of Indian design and analyzes traditional concepts and patterns that can be melded with an international design language to create a design solution that speaks to both sides.