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Indian Fashion Show and Jugaad Workshop at Hjemkomst Center

  • Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Avenue North Moorhead, MN, 56560 United States (map)
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The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) will continue its programming series exploring Indian history and culture at the Hjemkomst Center with two upcoming events. An Indian Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, December 29, at 2:00PM and a jugaad lecture and workshop will be held Saturday, January 12, at 2:00PM.

The Indian Fashion Show will be held in the 4th Floor Gallery at the Hjemkomst Center, in the space of current exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. The event is coordinated with the Indo-American Association of the Great Plains (IAAGP) and directed by local HCSCC members and Sanford physicians, Vijay and Anu Gaba. Visitors are also encouraged to see HCSCC’s exhibition of Suitably Attired: Selections from the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection in Heritage Hall.

The jugaad workshop will explore the Indian concept of “hack” or “something from nothing” that has grown popular over recent years through DIY videos circulating online. These videos frequently show the construction of cheap inventions and technologies, often built from little more than cardboard, glue, batteries, and seemingly random household junk. The brief lecture and workshop will explore theories of invention and real world examples, focusing on its roots in India. The program will end with an exercise in putting jugaad to work. The instructor is IAAGP member and John Deere Electrical Solutions engineer Gurmukh Advani.

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Programming will be offered throughout the exhibition’s run at the Hjemkomst Center, ending March 31, 2019. Additional programming details are available at