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 the stories of the Monpa craft heritage, finding ways to display artefacts that weren't always in great condition.
This home is over 80 years old and built in the traditional Monpa vernacular. The walls are made with stone and plastered in mud. Each floorboard is made from a single tree and the roof is thatched. We wanted to preserve the integrity of the space and allow it to define the aesthetic of the museum.
Each section of the space was designed with a theme in mind – Eat, Work, Play, Pray – giving viewers a complete snapshot of the Monpa tribe's lifestyle.