A major Dubai Design Week initiative, ABWAB is a series of six pavilions built to celebrate and showcase the work of the most exciting designers, studios and curators from six different countries in the MENASA region.
ABWAB, which means ‘doors’ in Arabic, acts as a direct portal to the region’s local design talent. A curator from each participating country leads the designers to generate never before-seen design content under one unifying theme, this year being – Games: The Element of Play in Culture.
This year, Pakistan along with other countries from the region has been invited to present the best of their country’s design.
Curated by Salman Jawed, the Pakistan pavilion will feature works from a multidisciplinary team of 8 brilliant artists, Ali S Husain, Faiza Adamjee, Mustafa Mehdi, Hamza Masood Khan, Hina Fancy, Zaid Hameed, Saad Khurshid, Muniba Rashid.
Pavilion Title: Daalaan
The Pakistan Pavilion acts as a portal. Daalaan is a space where all doors open, capturing glimpses and moments of games in action. The tangle of ‘maanja’ where kites are being flown, the flick of the finger whilst playing ‘kancha’, the twirling of the ‘latoo’, and the swift throw of the ball to scatter all the ‘pittu’ pieces. Through Daalaan,viewers will feel the energy that our otherwise simple games contain.
Since such artistic brilliance requires some motivation, Collectibles Pakistan came forward to appreciate, motivate and invest in Pakistani talent. Collectibles not only supported and brought forth the local talent but also in a way helped in changing stereotypes associated with the country. [ Follow Collectibles: Twitter: @CollectiblesPak | Instagram: @Collectibles_Pakistan | Facebook: @Collectibles.AMPM ]
26 October | 5pm – 9pm
27 – 30 October | 9am – 9pm
31 October | 9am – 6pm
Open areas, Dubai Design District (d3)
Meanwhile Twitter also witnessed an overwhelming support for the Pakistani artists and @CollectiblesPak – positive and encouraging sentiments were tweeted for the activity. Here are the glimpses 🙂