Traveling festival across 5 metropolitans in India
The centrepiece of the year of Germany in India was the “Indo-German Urban Mela”, a set of modern multi-purpose pavilions, designed especially for the year of Germany in India by renowned German artist Markus Heinsdorff. The concept behind the “Indo-German Urban Mela” combined design elements from both countries with state-of-the-art textile technology, thereby creating a symbiosis of art, architecture and technology.
Some Facts & Figures of the Indo-German Urban Mela:
- The “Urban Mela” was set up for ten days each starting in Mumbai and then travelled to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Pune subsequently.
- The set of pavilions consisted of six differently shaped modules. They were arranged and adapted to the local conditions to create a unique temporary festival venue.
- The pavilions hosted interactive presentations by various German corporations and organisations on topics and solutions related to “StadtRäume – CitySpaces”.
- In addition, a comprehensive programme, including cultural performances and conferences, were held at the venue. There was also a food and beverage area allowing the visitors to get a taste of special delicacies from the German kitchen.