Come and experience the Indo-German Urban MelaEnlarge image (© Goethe Institut Chennai)
The Indo-German Urban Mela, much-awaited centrepiece of the continuing year of celebrations titled „Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities“ that commemorate 60 years of the establishment of Indo-German diplomatic ties, is around the corner. It will be held from August 24th to September 2nd, from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
The YMCA Grounds in Nandanam will play host to 16 modern multi-purpose pavilions that will come to life with an interactive series of presentations with the thematic focus on „StadtRäume – CitySpaces“, exploring how we can improve life within our cities. Conceptualised by internationally renowned German installation artist and designer Markus Heinsdorff, these striking pavilions incorporate the best of German and Indian innovation and design, thereby creating a symbiosis of art, architecture and technology.
The exhibition showcases the potential of Indo-German cooperation in various fields. Partner organisations and institutions of the project, shaping the future by their research and development activities in India and Germany, or their innovative approach, such as Bajaj Allianz, BASF, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Herrenknecht, Siemens, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce as well as the Federal Ministries of Education and Research and of Transport, Building and Urban Development, among others, will display interactive solutions related to the thematic focus of the exposition.
Programmes and performances address issues such as urban planning, public transportation, sustainability, education and urban culture in a unique, innovative and engaging way.
With a wide range of activities like concerts, shows, exhibitions, creative workshops, dance performances and much more, there is something for everyone every day at the Indo-German Urban Mela. The Food Court will provide a delicious selection of traditional German and Indian cuisine; the fresh Pretzels are a must!
A sensational palette of cultural programmes and projects is on the cards and several artists have already arrived in town to get the ball rolling