Art Jameel commissions sustainability pavilion at Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai for COP28
Art Jameel has commissioned a sustainability pavilion named 'Tarabot: Weaving a living forum' at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai for COP28. Designed by architect Adib Dada of theOtherDada, Tarabot serves as an immersive, sustainable forum. The pavilion, emphasising environmental integration, is constructed from sustainable materials like clay, mycelium, and recycled fabrics. Its design includes four pillars: Soil, Water, Plants, and Energy, showcasing Art Jameel's commitment to addressing climate change and promoting sustainability in arts.
Fady Jameel, Chairman and Founder of Art Jameel, commented: “Tarabot is an excellent way to illustrate our commitment to innovation in addressing timely global issues, serving as a hub for collaboration across the fields of art, architecture and technology. The pavilion stands as a living testament to cutting-edge and dynamic solutions that underpin our ethos across our endeavours.”
Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel, said: “Tarabot is a radical space that pioneers exciting new research and architectural materials and also actively engages the community in thinking-in-public about a shared sustainable future. It illustrates in such a dynamic way Art Jameel’s long-term approach to foregrounding the role of the arts in addressing the climate crisis – from international collaborations such as the World Weather Network, to major grants programmes that fund artists to produce thematic work and institutions to decarbonise, such as the current regional Anhar: Culture and Climate Platform, in collaboration with the British Council, and UAE-based Research and Practice Platform, with Dubai Culture, through to our role convening a regional network of arts leaders and ecologists, with whom we are collectively publishing (in time for COP) bilingual sustainability charters and toolkits for the Middle East.”