The Italian Fashion school reveals its creative resources by its cross-cultural pollination at Dubai Design Week this November from 8th to 13th led by director Massimiliano Giornetti and a never seen before site-specific environmental installation, Shamal. Sand Stone Stars.
Polimoda announces its participation for the first time in Dubai Design Week, the Middle East’s most compelling design and arts platform, curated in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) taking place from November 8th to 13th. This year’s programs focus on designing for a sustainable future and the theme will be integrated in a range of disciplines by Polimoda.
The installation for Dubai Design Week will feature the artwork of Polimoda’s alumna and visual arts professional Lisa Mara Batacchi and curated by lecturer and curator Federica Forti. Shamal. Sand Stone Stars installation invites the public to embark on an ancient journey into the future, traveling at light speed, yet carefully observing those details that the sand may hide, reveal and suddenly conceal. Shamal is the hot, dry and dusty wind blowing from the northwest over Iraq, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula. Lisa Mara is wishing for a possible positive regeneration in the aftermath of extreme events such as a sand storm: the rebirth of humankind for the sake of a greater spirituality and harmony. Inside are two precious tapestries, manually woven by the artist, the ephemeral fabric architecture is seen hanging, seemingly floating upward or downward at the mercy of a storm. One will also experience the grandiosity of humankind who can create beauty and splendor.
Shamal. Sand Stone Stars offers the opportunity for an intimate and reflective moment to imagine future life on Planet Earth through open questions. It also aims to be a hub for thoughtful exchange during the Dubai Design Week.
Polimoda Director, Massimiliano Giornetti will conduct hands-on workshops that will focus on the world of couture on November 8th, the first starting at 12:30PM to 2:30PM and the second starting at 3:00PM to 5:00PM in Building 6 R02 at Dubai Design District. The panel discussion with Massimiliano Giornetti is on November 9th from 5:00PM to 6:00PM at the Forum in the Downtown Design Tent at the Dubai Design District. The workshops are open to the public and can register on November 1st on the official website of Dubai Design Week.