The Majlis: A Meeting Place
- New ground-breaking work by leading Colombian architect Simon Velez and British landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan in the wild-flower garden of the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice
- This collateral event at the Venice Biennale from 23 May to 29 November 2020 brings together architecture, design and landscape within the conceptual umbrella of the Majlis, traditionally a place where people come together to interact
- It is based on the principles of the Caravane Foundation which aims to restore awareness of the interconnectivity between people, culture and nature through craftsmanship, art, innovation, agriculture and education
The Caravane Earth Foundation presents The Majlis book, a rich and colourful documentation of the creation of the “Majlis” exhibition, a multi-layered nomadic project at the 17th annual Biennale di Venezia. The book tracks the multifaceted nature of the exhibition itself, which comprised an architectural object, an exhibition, and a garden, all three hosted by the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy. Additionally, the book tells the broader story of Caravane Earth, chronicling research conducted by the foundation and the key ideas that form its philosophy and agenda. The Majlis highlights the main elements of the project in Venice while giving an introduction to key members of Caravane’s community of experts.
With a narrative structure broken into four sections – Exhibition, Architecture, Craft, and Earth – The Majlis book features interviews with important figures and institutions from these fields, stunning visual documentation of the creation process and featured artefacts, and critical writings on permaculture, architecture, and craft. Featuring discussions with the Smithsonian Foundation, landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), director and curators of the Sheikh Faisal Museum, and many more, the collection provides a deep look and education into the many causes championed by Caravane Earth.
- 21st Mar 2022
- USA & Canada
- 7.75 in x 9.5 in
- 240 Pages
- 50 color