Pakistan Pavilion titled “Aangan” at the 2nd edition of the London Design Biennale scheduled to take place from 4th to 23rd September 2018 at the prestigious Somerset House. Presented under the banner of Wagging Tongues productions, a Uk based company that portrays the art to the world, collaborated with the Kaarvan Crafts Foundation, an organization that caters the empowerment of rural women that can upgrade their economical standard by making the best use of their skills and bring about a constructive form to their talent.
London Design Biennale, 40 countries, cities and regions will exhibit at Somerset House between 4-23 September, to the theme Emotional States. It will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Visitors will enjoy the emotional attachment to the innovative, creative and installation of designs that would persuade to the exploration of humanity and the hindrances – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.
Focusing on the world cultural calendar, the Biennale will perceive some of the world’s most ambitious designers, modernizers and cultural forms would gather to exhibit their perceptions about the emotional states of their respective countries in the form of design on the collective features.
Following are the eminent names of the countries participating along with Pakistan:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dundee, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Leeds, Liverpool, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Refugees’ Pavilion, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, UAE, USA and Vietnam.
Pavilion ‘Aangan’ has been incorporated with multi layered fabric that illustrated more with sound and videos that’s depicts the ultimate emotional state observed in the society. Aangan can be elaborated by the small courtyard that is attached to the main building and it’s for pleasure purposes. This exhibit by Pakistan has demonstrated the female domination on textile industry which is the largest part of the country’s economy. It totally justifies the emotional theme set by the London Design Biennale 2018. Filmmaker and sculptor Mariam Majid (from Wagging Tongues Productions), targeted the message through the inner world of artist, compelling us to realize the hardwork and artistic skills that women acquire in global garment industry.
London Design Biennale 2018 has chosen the Emotional State theme in order to connect the humanity in much bigger scale so that we can relate to each other in spiritual way,“ The theme has been chosen specifically to provoke a broad interpretation from the contributing countries across the world, and to inspire work that covers a wide spectrum of how design affects every aspect of life, be it day-to-day, individual human emotions – from sadness to anger to joy – to the mood of a community, and on an even larger scale: unrest at country-wide level.”
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