Every day, designers, whether old or new, publicise a new piece of material research, prototype or product release that pursues to empower global sustainability. Tashkeel aims to provide a developing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practiced sourced in the UAE.
‘Conscious Consumption’, organized by Tashkeel, seeks to unite experts from across the UAE to highlight how the country’s creative community is presently using sustainable and recycled materials in their work. Carefully selected through an open call, this exhibition presents products, prototypes and material studied by 12 UAE-based designers who have integrated the ideas of sustainability into their projects.
Rand Drei with Ammar Kalo, Courtesy of Conscious Consumption
Just to name a few unique designers and engineers from the exhibition, Mahmoud Abu Ali has proven that climate-related energy performances are able to produce new materials, with recycled content to increase the green development of UAE’s construction sector to a certain degree. Another participant to mention is Salim Ahmed, who is a product designer and the founder of salcodesign. Salim’s design ‘Project Night Soil’ is model totally made of complete eco-system that reimagines the old practice of recycling human waste as fertiliser and acts as a solution to an environmental and sociological challenge.
'Thaely' by Ashay Bhave, Courtesy of Conscious Consumption
The exhibition gives an opportunity for design practitioners and viewers to become more environmentally conscious and have an actual discourse about sustainability that should shape the future of the UAE as well as the world.
Tania Ursomarzo, opening of Conscious Consumption