Once upon design, new routes for Arabian heritage

Studio Mieke Meijer participates in an exhibition at 1971 Design Space, Sharja (UAE) which demonstrates ways in which contemporary design is influenced by old practices native to the Arabian Peninsula or carried over by migrant communities, such as woodwork and ceramics. Eight installations blend past and future and merge time with space; they reflect collaborations across various design disciplines that respond in diverse and imaginative ways to traditional forms of making. Architecture is recontextualised or deconstructed, Nabati poetry is transformed, and nostalgic traditions and rituals such as incense and majlis gatherings are methodically enhanced or playfully subverted. Opening: Wednesday 3 March, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Location: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates