Art and culture are powerful and necessary social tools to express creativity and understand the other. It encourages us to broaden our horizons and engage. It brings a quality into our lives that is human and slow in this digital, scalable and quantity driven entrepreneurial environment.
Sayali studied Surface Textiles and Fashion at the University of Arts London, after which she worked in Mumbai, Berlin and Delhi. Before finding Cocoa and Jasmine in 2018, she worked for over 7 years in the design and travel industries and also created several print zines and held various photo exhibitions.
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Cocoa and Jasmine is a cultural platform that facilitates multi disciplinary & cross-cultural collaborations and conversations between various creatives, organisations and cultural entrepreneurs.
We engage with the community both online and offline, for which we started with an independent publication last year that focuses on visual documentation of crafts, arts, and design with relation to place and travel. Our content includes interviews, photo essays and journals, design guides, special projects on material culture, events and artist features. Through the publication, we offer an alternative approach to Indian arts and culture.
We also curate independent exhibits and discussions open to public that brings together a community of creatives in different cities around the world, thus Our initiatives connected new networks.
Our boutique consultancy, conceptualises and executes many multi cultural projects that involve documentation, curation and art direction with institutions, foundations, collectives, artists, brands and spaces.
To voice contemporary Indian arts, crafts and design globally that are rooted in tradition on a global platform, thus making them more accessible and inclusive.
Celebrate diversity in culture through materials
Facilitate collaboration and dialogue within the creative community of makers and curators globally, thus a promoting cross-cultural work and exchange of ideas that have a socio-cultural impact.
Understand the value of cultural documentation
Create an ecosystem to support design led slow living
Promote creative entrepreneurship with a focus on women
Contribute to developing cultural and creative infrastructure in the country in a meaningful way
Provide a platform for people to question and critique the cultural environment we live in.