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Nele Dechmann to conduct an exhibition design workshop in Karachi

Instant Space Salon


Eco-friendly exhibition design
22 to 29 July
Karachi, Pakistan

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Zurich-based architect, Nele Dechmann, has been invited by the Karachi Biennale Trust to lead a workshop on eco-friendly exhibition design from 22 to 29 July 2019. The workshop will act as a template to reduce the carbon footprint for future exhibitions by using recycled and organic material.

Nele Dechmann lives and works in Zurich. As a practicing architect, she makes tailor-made solutions whilst combining different logical systems into a new entity. In Berlin she co-planned a contemporary City Library with archaic solid brick-walls. A school in rural Madagascar was made by communicating with the local workers through axonometric projections, not unlike instructions for model airplanes. In Zurich she built a hotel in a heritage building, which had to remain untouched outside and completely changed inside. 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” by an international network. Her architecture projects and publications have been published and awarded internationally.

Dechmann brings these experience of working with different materials, and groups with varied concerns to her workshop in Karachi. In preparation for the second iteration of the Karachi Biennale in October 2019, this workshop delves into methods to imagine and create efficient contemporary and eco-friendly exhibition design.