Sari workshop at Hope House Dubai

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Hope House (at Jossa)
Warehouse 45 Alserkal Avenue - 17th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Sari workshop at Hope House Dubai @ Hope House (at Jossa)

Join Monica Jahan Bose  for an interactive sari workshop during the open house for Hope House in the Arts District.  The event and Monica’s sari installation will take place during the COP28 climate conference in Dubai.  It will be part of Hope House in the arts district and accessible to all (no blue or green badge needed).

Address:  Jossa, Warehouse 45 Alserkal Avenue – 17th St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Interactive Climate Sari workshop:  November 30 from 7-10 pm at Open House (RSVP at link here)

Hope House is a “canvas for hope,” a place of rest, resilience, culture and inspiration set in a warehouse space in the vibrant Alserkal arts district in Dubai.  All visitors to COP28 are invited to come and join us.  More details about Hope House at this link.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: OPEN (HOPE) HOUSE – A warm welcome to COP28 UAE from Time for Better and celebration of Earth featuring an interactive media opportunity to share your climate story with Imagine5. Women’s Environmental and Climate Action (WECAN) will provide an Earth Dedication to inspire optimistic outcomes at COP28 UAE. *Hope House guests are welcome to bring rocks, soil, and water from their homelands to combine into vessels which will symbolize our collective efforts to make a positive difference.

Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist whose work spans painting, printmaking, film, performance, and installation.  Her socially engaged work highlights the intersection of climate, racial, gender, and economic injustice through co-created workshops, art actions, installations and performances. Monica uses the sari — a precolonial 18-foot-long unstitched garment that is always recycled and never discarded — to represent women’s lives and the cycle of life on our planet. She has exhibited her work extensively in the US and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Bangladesh National Museum and MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome. Her decade-long collaborative project STORYTELLING WITH SARIS with women farmers from her ancestral island village has traveled to eight countries and 11 US states, engaging thousands of people. She has a BA in the Practice of Art (Painting) from Wesleyan University, a Diploma in Art from Santiniketan, India, and a JD from Columbia Law School.

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