The Carvane Earth Foundation has published The Majlis, a book that catalogues the process behind the creation of the Majlis exhibition, a multi-layered nomadic project created by Caravane Earth for the 17th annual Biennale di Venezia. It tracks the multifaceted nature of the exhibition itself, which comprises 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 the Caravane Earth Foundation, chronicling the research we have conducted during the last three years and the key ideas that form our philosophy and agenda. It highlights the main elements of our project in Venice and gives an introduction to members of our 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 anthropology. Featuring discussions with the Smithsonian Foundation, landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), the staff of the Sheikh Faisal Museum, and many more, the collection provides a deep look and education into the many causes championed by Caravane Earth.
Our wish is that The Majlis book will serve as an introduction to our organization and community and that it will inspire readers to support our mission and the causes that are important to us.