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Faculty Member


Gopika Dahanukar


Gopika Dahanukar is an artist, and the Founder and Director of Swahansa Expressive Arts India, a cooperation Institute of EGS teaching in Auroville, an international township in South India based on the ideal of human unity. She is also a trustee of the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is leading the way in supporting emerging artists and progressive social action through the arts in India.

Gopika has a Masters degree in Fine Arts in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, USA, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Change from UPEACE, a Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy, Vancouver and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from EGS. She has spent more than fifteen years working and serving with an arts-based practice leading community arts and chanting sessions, her research interest is directed toward sustainability and peacebuilding with the arts.

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