Zero is a groundbreaking eco-exhibition, sponsored by Maraya Art Centre in partnership with Bee’ah, the region’s leading environmental management company.
The exhibition, of both 2D and 3D works of designers and architects in the UAE, will include: furniture, jewellery, product design, sculpture, installations and research projects that hat have a limited impact on the environment. The proposed designs use materials that are recyclable or sustainable such as recyclable concrete aggregate, organic waste, fabric, wood, paper, glass, plastic, clay, metals, natural resources, rubber, or any other sustainable materials that the designer can access.
Giuseppe Moscatello, Maraya Art Centre Manager: “The issue of environmental effect continues to have an immense impact on the evolution of contemporary design, which is why we are very excited to be working with the environmental experts at Bee’ah to launch this new exhibition. We want to challenge the design talents of the UAE to come up with fresh and new concepts, new ways of thinking about design and the materials they use in their designs, while at the same time contributing to making the community at large aware of the role that eco-design can play in reaching the goal of zero waste. ZERO is a chance for designers in the UAE to really stretch their creativity, to experiment with ways to make every part of the design to production process work together to minimise waste while still producing a beautiful, functional, and useful end result.”
Meera Taryam, Director of Environmental Services and Education at Bee’ah, The Sharjah Environment Company, said: “ZERO is a truly unique opportunity to bring together creative, cultural and innovative minds to encourage open and thought-provoking discussions of environmental management issues affecting the region. Raising awareness of the role everyone can play in the UAE to achieve zero waste to landfill is a vital link in the future success of our work, indeed individual responsibility of each and every citizen and resident of the UAE is crucial in securing a sustainable future for the country. We are proud of our new partnership with Maraya Art Centre and excited by the opportunities ZERO’provides for influential professionals from diverse creative backgrounds to interact with one another and the public while showcasing their artistic talents”.