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London Design Biennale 2018 Medal

The London Design Biennale 2018 Medal, awarded to the most outstanding overall contribution, supported by Poly Culture was awarded to Egypt.

Modernist Indignation, curated by Mohamed Elshahed, was an elegy for a rapidly disappearing culture, seen through the prism of the first Arabic design magazine.

The Egyptian installation mourned the loss of the country’s modernist architecture, a rich heritage that has been left to ruin or violently erased, and asked the question: how can a design language that was once embraced by a society be so easily forgotten and denied a place in history? 

Administering bodies: Zein Khalifa (Tintera) and Cairobserver
Design Team: Suzanne Gaballa (Lund Gaballa Architects), Nick Westby (Westby & Jones Ltd.), Ahmed Tahoun, Valerie Arif, Amarasri Songcharoen (Seam Design)
Curator: Mohamed Elshahed
Supporting Bodies: Orascom Development Holding, Pharos Holding for Financial Investments, Barjeel Art Foundation, British Council, Mrs Sherine Sawiris, Mrs Cherine Helmy