Story of Pakistani Cultural Games at Dubai Design Week
Be it climbing Mount Everest to being the youngest certified Microsoft professional, Pakistanis have always made mark on international platforms and proved themselves no less than the rest of the world. Due to stereotyping Pakistanis don’t get strong backs to show their true talent at international level but thanks to Collectibles for providing talented Pakistanis with resources to show their true culture at Dubai Design Week.
What is Dubai Design Week?
Dubai Design Week in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) is an attempt to bring regional and international designers at one platform to encourage the uniqueness of arts and cultural designs and spread the message of positivity among the region. Many activities, events and projects were solely dedicated to arts and designs to promote it on regional as well international scale.
Countries invited to Dubai Design Week’15 included: Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and UAE. The exhibition was held from 26th October to 31st October in the open area of Dubai Design District (d3).
ABWAB at Dubai Design Week
“ABWAB” is an Arabic word which means “doors”. The theme is as creative as its name, the six ABWAB pavilions leads to the six countries cultures, each of the six teams displaying their unique designs under one theme: Games – The Elements of Play the Culture.
— DubaiDesignWeek (@DubaiDesignWeek) September 28, 2015
Team Pakistan in Dubai Design Week
Pakistan got a blissful chance to be part of Dubai Design Week. Along Salman Jawed, the curator, 8 talented Pakistani designers surely did magic at the event.
The wonder team consisted of:
1. Ali S Husain: With an illustrative, minimalist, and edgy style of work, Ali owns a printing press and recently started a line of paper products.
2. Faiza Adamjee: A graphic designer who loves to read, write and teach, now focuses on concepts and copywriting.
3. Mustafa Mehdi: An architect by profession who also excels at graphic designing, photography and product design.
4. Hamza Masood Khan: An architect who takes up his work inspiration from philosophy.
5. Hina Fancy: An independent designer who specializes at print and currently teaches in IQRA University, Islamabad.
6. Zaid Hameed: A textile designer who incorporates traditional techniques and patterns to revive the dying arts of ceramics.
7. Saad Khurshid: Using bold colors and simple patterns in his work, Saad is a student of Graphic designing and illustration at Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture.
8. Muniba Rashid: Taking inspiration from nature, patterns and suburban homes, Muniba is student of Graphic Designing and Screen printing at Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture.
— Hina Safdar (@hinasafi) October 26, 2015
Pakistan Pavilion: Daalaan
“Daalan” is an Urdu word which means Hub/center of things surrounded by all in a house. The design and work portrayed the beautiful and the soul games of Pakistani culture, including “Kancha”, “Ludo”, “Manjaa” and “Pittu”. These bring back a lot of memories and have been the most cherished part of Pakistani childhood. The attendees must’ve surely loved the diversified culture.
— Aisha (@HariMirchein) October 27, 2015
A great applause to Collectibles for breaking the negative image and bringing forward Pakistani talent on such a great level. The way they put their trust is more than commendable. Kudos team Collectibles! Collectibles Pakistan are the Swiss-Luxury watches agents & distributors, in case if anyone missed out on their profile. It makes every Pakistani extremely happy to get a chance to showcase their happy side.
— Twittistaan (@Twittistaan) October 26, 2015
To put together an exuberant event short, Dubai Design Week is surely a great effort to bring together the nations with their arts and culture. The event was very warmly welcomed even on social media platforms. Facebook and Twitter flooded with parsing post from all around the world and the event was actually trending under the hashtags: #CollectiblesatDXBDW, #DXBDW and #DubaiDesignWeek.