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Sustainable Interiors, Fashion and climate themed dance exhibition

Partner Programme

17 Sep 2022

Interiors & Furniture, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Other

Asia House

London

London

W1G 7LP

#shoonya2022

Shoonya - Exhibition of sustainable interiors and fashion - free entry, 2-5pm. Ticketed networking event, 5.30-8pm. Opening by the Head of Climate Change, Mayor of London’s office, climate themed dance and design showcase, fireside chats, and interaction over green canapes by Dishoom.

Our immersive Exhibition ‘Shoonya’ aims to get audiences to vividly imagine the world they wish to live in. This exhibition will launch our platform called ClimArts. Its Mission: to empower artists and designers with climate science and data and to enable them to use their creativity for impactful climate communication, in turn enriching their art. The concept of Shoonya in Buddhist and Hindu philosophy embraces the seeming paradox of simultaneous void and limitless presence. To be opened by the Head of Climate Change at the Mayor of London’s office, Shoonya brings together dancers, writers, designers and climate experts in a unique multi-disciplinary exhibition, featuring bespoke dance pieces, sustainable interiors and fashion showcase and engaging fireside chats. Ticketed visitors can also interact with the participating artists, designers and climate experts over drinks and green canapes and pre-order products. 2-5pm - Fashion and interiors exhibition - free entry 5.30pm onwards - Drinks and canapes reception and networking, performances, fireside chats, book reading. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Dance: World premiere of climate themed dance repertoire in Odissi, the classical Indian dance known for its dynamic sculptural movements. Senior dancers of Madhuriya will present new choreographies including - Bhairav a manifestation of nature, and Pallavi - the resilience of a river. Each of the pieces draw on the wisdom of indigenous cultures that celebrate humanity’s oneness with nature. Eco-wallpaper: Rachel Fowler, a former ICU nurse, creates spaces for health and wellbeing with her spectacular array of eco-friendly and biodegradable wallpaper. Having previously worked at a design house in Hamburg, Rachel now has a studio on the English South Coast, where she creates beautiful and sustainable interiors. She will put together the backdrop for the dance performances. Climate Education: Hear from Terra.do, the virtual climate community building the world’s largest platform for climate work with a mission to get 100 million people to be directly involved in climate action this decade. Fireside chat between the founders of two sustainable design brands - Veganologie and Kam ce Kam. Sustainable Fashion: Veganologie, is founded by its CEO Angana Maheshwari, a firm believer in ethical consumerism. She ‘wrote the book that she wished to read’ by creating a company that sells well made classically designed practical and affordable 100% recycled handbags. For every sale, Veganologie plants a mangrove tree for ocean conservation on the UAE coastline. Sustainable Furniture: Kam Ce Kam is an environmentally conscious luxury furniture brand founded by Jehenara Knowles. She studied architecture at Central St. Martins and is passionate about creating ethically sourced and hand-crafted furniture, art and antiques using sustainable and natural materials. She incorporates the traditional skills of carpenters and artisans from India into its own design vocabulary. Food: The popular restaurant chain Dishoom will sponsor green canapes for the networking event. Charity: We are inviting The OSCAR Foundation to talk about their work to build sustainable communities and resilient leaders. Women and marginalised communities are more affected by climate change. OSCAR uses football as a tool to support girls’ education and impart life skills. Note: This is not a charity fundraiser. Ticket sales will not go directly to OSCAR. It is up to you if and how you wish to engage with the charity.