Karachi Biennale Aims to reduce carbon footprint of large exhibitions and events with Sustainable Design

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Karachi Biennale Aims to reduce carbon footprint of large exhibitions and events with Sustainable Design

Talk on Sustainable Exhibition Design Practice by Nele Dechmann Date: 28th July 2019 Time: 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm Venue: NJV School, MA Jinnah R

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Talk on Sustainable Exhibition Design Practice by
Nele Dechmann
Date: 28th July 2019
Time: 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Venue: NJV School, MA Jinnah Road,
Opp Radio Pakistan Building
Karachi Biennale Trust invites Swiss architect, Nele Dechmann, to lead a session titled Altering Logical Systems – A Spatial Exploration through Architectural and Curatorial Practices followed by a panel on Cases in Spatial Sustainable Design by Karachi based architects Shahid Khan, Khadija-tul Kubra and Ahmed Mian on July 28th from 3:15 pm to 6:15pm at the NJV School auditorium.
The keynote speaker session is part of the tripartite project on sustainable design led by Nele Dechmann . This consisted of a roundtable discussion with eminent Karachi based architects, artists, and scholars. A two-day workshop with students and young professionals from the field of architecture who will develop a toolbox for sustainable exhibition design to reduce waste and the carbon footprint created by large public events.
This is an eco-friendly initiative of KB19, the green Biennale , in which one hundred artists will focus on ecology. Karachi Biennale Trust is working in multiple fields to promote awareness and practical ideas regarding sustainability.
This project is in collaboration with Swiss Arts Council Prohelvetia to make this workshop a yearly phenomenon so that sustainability and eco-friendliness are inculcated into the practices of event design at large and exhibition design in particular. NJV School has generously lent its space for this project.
About Nele Dechmann
Nele Dechmann is a practicing architect, she makes tailor-made solutions whilst combining different logical systems into a new entity. A school in rural Madagascar was made by communicating with the local workers through axonometric projections, not unlike instructions for model airplanes. As a researcher, she looks at different architectural typologies and how they were formed. Her dissertation analyses how an an undeveloped region in Sardinia was developed from scratch into “Costa Smeralda”. Her architecture projects and publications have been published and awarded internationally.
About Panelists
Ahmed Mian is one of the few LEED® accredited practitioners in Pakistan, Khadija tul Kubra is Principal Architect at Design Options
Shahid Khan is the CEO and founder of the poverty alleviation NGO Indus Earth Trust Pakistan
About KBT
The Karachi Biennale Trust (KBT) that was founded in 2016 by a group of visual art professionals and educators as a dynamic platform to promote creativity, innovation and criticality in the visual arts. The Karachi Biennale is the flagship project of KBT. Its vision is to create a public audience for art and its projects offer a chance to revisit Karachi’s past, recognize its contemporary challenges and contribute to an optimistic reimagining of its future. We create opportunities for exposure and experience for artists and art professionals. Discursive exchanges, research and art scholarship to achieve criticality are an integral part of the mandate.
Each iteration of Karachi Biennale has a thematic that is relevant to the host city. Flight Interrupted the theme of KB19, the second Karachi Biennale is centered around the impact of urbanization on ecology.

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