Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council/
Traditional Methods in Modern Design
This exhibition demonstrates the on-going effort to question and uncover ways of making and consuming within the domestic and built realms; highlighting the pivotal role various ingredients and craftsmanship methods have played within the Emirati topographical and constructed environments.
The traditional recipes for construction and food can be considered equally intuitive, yet an attempt to breakdown, document, and redesign such recipes whilst formulating them into the context of a space sheds light on our shared cultural heritage. Referencing a locus and its traditional methods of Excavation, Harvest, Preservation, and Craftsmanship – all in direct relation to Architecture and Design – is a continuing education on the true meaning of sustainability.