‘Aangan’, meaning courtyard, is fundamental to the vernacular architecture of old Lahore and a significant focal point of the urban house or haveli. 

Pakistan's installation will explore the concept of habituation in relation to craft making; the introspective nature of the task and the inner worlds of the artisan through film projections and computerised art. A rising helix constructed by a cascade of garments, hand embroidered and hand stitched by women artisans will occupy a central square. The aangan becomes a symbol of human connection and the cascade of garments represents a collective identity celebrating our existential duality as individuals and a community. Responding to the movement of the viewer, the artisan’s story will create an interactive display, inviting the viewer towards an introspective interpretation, evoking emotion, ascribing value to the desaturated and decontextualised garments. 


  • Administering Body: Wagging Tongues Productions 
  • Designers: Mariam Majid, Mehrbano Khattak, Ahmed Nasir
  • Curator: Abid Majid
  • Partners: Sikandar M Khan, Kaarvan Craft Foundation, Red Line Collection,  Suniya Qureshi
  • Supporting Bodies:  British Asian Trust, Nishat Group, Sapphire, Guard Group, Rang Rasiya, Babar Ali Foundation, TDAP