Expo Dubai: “The Gulf”
Change makers are coming from all corners of the world to provide sustainable solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of people around the world.
These solutions – and those who created them – can now be identified in the ‘Creators for Good’ pavilion at Expo Live.
The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grants program, which is the first of its kind at the global expo, supports 140 community innovators from 76 different countries, demonstrating that innovation is for everyone and everyone.
Expo Live supports social innovators around the world, and is an organization that connects grant recipients with government agencies and multinational corporations. As the cornerstone of the “Creators in Good” pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the project now draws attention to the beneficiaries of the grants.
Yusuf Gears, Senior Vice President, Expo Live, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The presence of the creators in the pavilion gives every viewer the impression that they too can contribute. We hope visitors will find within themselves the courage, creativity and ambition that were the basis for these grantees to be here today and the inspiration to be a part of the better future we all strive for.
Ahmed Abdul Rahman Bukash, an Emirati designer and founder of the Dubai-based architectural firm “Architectivity”, embodies a bold vision in the design of the imagined pavilion. The design of the pavilion is reminiscent of the Bedouin tent, which was the site of a historic meeting between Sheikh Saeed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. We are holding this historic meeting under this tent.
As a result of that meeting, the establishment of the United Arab Emirates, after standing in common view for a better life for their people, adopted the same concept that Expo Live was looking for innovative solutions offered by individuals from around the world. Creating good creativity to serve all mankind.
Ahmed Bukash said: “It was this idea that showed us the transformative nature of the ‘power of thought’.
The result was the “Creators of Good” pavilion, inspired by the Pedoin tent, with touches of Japanese architecture added to it, giving it a wavy effect with smooth series of white origami folds. Under the shadow of the sidewalk, the gallery stretches from the interior facade to the exterior, and the journey begins in the pavilion before entering.
The Creative for Good Pavilion provides an interactive space for interacting with innovators from around the world and telling stories about ordinary people who made the world a better place. The Pavilion is considered an archive for innovative businesses interested in promoting creativity, dialogue, partnership and innovation; It has a positive impact on communities and motivates audiences to promote their determination to be the creators of change facing the future.
“Our search is not over yet, we want every visitor to be next in line of innovations, we like them, we invite them to discuss the challenges they face and the things that annoy them,” Gears said. We strive to provide a unique and personalized audience experience, with the aim of motivating audiences to contribute to improving people’s lives and protecting the planet. We all have the ability to be creative and innovative, and each of us has a lofty purpose in life.
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