Mumbai’s rejuvenated Cross Maiden Garden offers the perfect backdrop for the fifteen exquisite multi-purpose pavilions that form the much anticipated Indo-German Urban Mela.
Conceptualised by renowned international artist Markus Heinsdorff, the pavilions incorporate the best of Indian and German innovation and design. Over ten days, each pavilion will feature a dynamic selection of interactive presentations, conferences and cultural performances hosted by German corporations and organisations.
The Indo-German Urban Mela lies at the core of the continuing year of celebrations between the two countries, “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”. Central to this programme is a focus on ‘StadtRäume– CitySpaces’ and the challenges that both countries face with areas such as urban planning, public transportation, sustainability, education and urban culture. Programmes and performances at the Urban Mela will address these issues in a unique, innovative and engaging way.
The Cross Maidan Garden demonstrates an exceptional example of an urban space that has been reinvigorated and restored. Visitors are encouraged to soak in the environment of this transformed public garden that overlooks many iconic buildings in Mumbai.
People make cities. Out of cities emerge citizens. Urban areas expand. Numbers grow. Avenues and challenges present themselves. Welcome to the Indo-German Urban Mela, our platform to explore Infinite Opportunities in Indo-German partnership to jointly think, plan and create a more livable city of the future.
The colour coded Guidance System and map below illustrate themes that correspond with the pavilion content. Use the following colours to navigate the programmes on offer and identify what is relevant to you.
Performances, interactive games, the Beergarden, silent discos, workshops, discussions and more… click on the banner to view the programme.