Geethika R Nair – The Museum of Utensils
Geethika R Nair
Geethika R Nair
Which student are you?
College Student (The World)
Name of School
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
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If you identify with an ethnicity or culture(s), which one or ones do you identify with?
South East Asian
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What is the title of your project?
The Museum of Utensils
Please tell us about your submission (maximum 600 words)
The animation film follows an urban nuclear family that visits a utensil museum. It is a commentary on how urbanised women are not exempted from traditional gender roles and the unpaid labour that stems from patriarchal expectations of womanhood.
What is something you learned about patriarchy and what is something you would like to change about what you learned?
I started feeling guilty about the unpaid labour that my mother who is a working woman does in the household. I realised how I too, despite being a woman, am guilty of participating in and benefitting from the gendering and domestication of women. I feel the need to educate people about the unpaid labour done by women the world over and how it's not okay to take it for granted.
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