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Lebanon's T Sakhi Architects is trying to break down doors with their interactive installation, placed street-side for Dubai Design Week. Showing under the fifth edition of the Abwab platform, the Lebanese Pavilion's project titled "WAL(L)TZ" hopes to address Lebanon's social barriers, and tear them down. The Beirut-based architecture and design studio, founded by sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi, responded to the theme with an interactive 15-meter wall made of recycled, compacted foam.Portraying the many modern socio-political barriers, visitors, turned performers, are invited to interact with holes and gaps, to find ways to overcome the wall and reach people on the other side, taking part in a "choreographed protest, a reinterpreted waltz". The Indian Pavilion's "Qissa Ghar" by The Busride Design Studio gives life to ancient Indian myths forgotten by modern society. The stories are depicted on Indian-made fabric lamps, which illuminate the myths, some of which are 3000-years-old.Basrai said these stories offer a new perception of what is Indian, outside of the world's narrow understanding of only modern Hindu or Muslim India.
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