Pakistan made its presence felt at the 2nd edition of the London Design Biennale which took place in September at the prestigious Somerset House. Wagging Tongues Productions, a UK-based company dedicated to realising projects in arts, design and performing arts, presented the Pakistan Pavilion titled “Aangan”.

For “Aangan”, 60 women artisans from Kaarvan Crafts Foundation worked diligently for 2 months contributing to an installation created out of hand embroidered and hand stitched cotton garments that portrayed a positive and progressive image of the country on the global stage.

This year’s theme at the Biennale was ‘Emotional States’ which was chosen to provoke a broad interpretation across design disciplines, with immersive and engaging installations that interrogated how design affects every aspect of people’s lives – the way we live and how we live – but also influences our very being, emotions and experiences.