Olek, the reigning queen of crochet and a participant in the AiOP 2015: RECALL festival, was recently featured as part of St+art Delhi 2015 in India, to help highlight the issue of homelessness in New Delhi. According to St+art,
“Several thousand homeless people live in New Delhi for whom the government has set up ‘Rain Baseras’ (night shelters) in various parts of the city. However, these go mostly unnoticed by others living in the city, much like the homeless people themselves. Olek is one of the worlds leading crochet artists, and with the St+art India foundation, she made a massive artpiece adorned a nigh shelter in Sarai Kale Khan, to bring attention to the homeless and the ‘Rain Basera’ Project.”
Below is a video documenting Olek’s time in India. You can also read more about her project at RECALL through a post done by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, one of this year’s thinkers in residence.