The Monyul Gathering, a festival celebrating the Monpa tribe during it's new year "Losar" festivities is an experimental approach to sustainable nano tourism in the remote North East India. Slip was invited to design a pop up museum celebrating the craft and culture of the local Monpa tribe. Hidden away in Sangti Valley, surrounded by the Himalaya's in a remote village with very little resources, this project was one of our most challenging ones yet.
Exhibition Design / Art Direction / Installation
the job in a nutshell
Celebrate local crafts and culture during the Monpa Tribes Losar festivities
A walk around the space is a lesson in history. Our design involved display mechanisms that reflected stories of MONPA CRAFT heritage, not everything in good condition.
This home is over 8o years old and built in the traditional monpa vernacular. the walls are made with stone and plastered in mud, each floor board is made from a single tree and the roof is thatched. We wanted to preserve the integrity of the space.
each section was designed with a theme in mind "EAT, WORK, PLAY, PRAY".