Behind the scene
The curatorial direction for the India Pavilion 2021 is to be able to take a long glance at IDEAS that have developed in our country in the thresholds between DESIGN and ECOLOGY across various domains/ and disciplines and covering WATER (OCEANthoughts/ AIR (BREATHEfreedom)/ ENERGY(POWERshower) / FOREST(TREErest)/ EARTH and brownfield (TERRAbride)
The India Pavilion is thus the STORY of India’s landmark ideas through various disciplines that bridge Design and Ecology, as a marker and a trajectory for the future, enabling a first time and first hand ECOLOGICAL-CULTURAL EDUCATION which maps a way FORWARD for an ecologically resilient India meeting the challenges of the present and future. From scientific research to architecture, textiles to cleaning brownfields, community movements to state-of-the-art manufacturing, products to garbage, water experiments to craft, and so on, seminal IDEAS slice across time and spatial domains to coalesce into a body of collective knowledge that is our blueprint going forward from 2021. It is hoped that this exhibition will be a catalyst to build vast ecosystems of collaborative design expertise that harnesses the power of Design to address the critical needs of India and the world today.
London Design Biennale Team
Sir JOHN SORREL
India Pavilion Team
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
MG.sCc FOUNDATION, WATERMAN VISHWANATH