Publisher: Thames & Hudson, Author: Caravane Earth, ISBN: 9781906257378, Format: Hardback, 241 x 196mm, 249pp,
The Majlis:A Meeting Place chronicles the creation of the Caravane Earth Foundation’s “Majlis” exhibition at the 17th annual Biennale di Venezia through interviews, artefacts, and critical writings on permaculture, architecture, and craft.
The Carvane 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.