EXHIBITION AND URBAN INTERVENTION
With CORD OF DESIRES, the German fashion and social designer Miro Craemer addresses questions of collaboration, consumerism, and social awareness in their global and local contexts. For his work, the artist explored the tragic Baldia Factory Fire of 2012 and transformed his experiences with the victims' families and their narratives into art and social design to be viewed as an installation in public space.
To emphasize the inherent connection between the two countries in this project, Craemer plans to re-display the work in Germany. Miro Cramer's work will be part of the URBANITIES exhibition
in Lahore, December 1-4, 2016.
Based on communication, participation, and collaboration, as well as on the strong belief that creative action has the potential to change society, CORD OF DESIRES was brought to life as a community effort with students from the Indus Valley School for Art and Architecture and from the IQRA University North Campus, supported by local tailors.
ABOUT MIRO CRAEMER
Miro Craemer is a German fashion and social designer and artist in residency
in the frame of “Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan” and hosted by Vasl
Artists' Collective in Karachi.
He has been collaborating with visual artists, musicians and choreographers for various arts projects and exhibitions. Oscillating between art and fashion, Craemer's work often addresses social issues. His latest project, “TOGETTHERE_fACTory” took place at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich focusing on the refugee crisis in Germany. Miro Craemer runs a fashion and culture label under his name in a showroom in Munich's renowned Maximilian Street.
CORD OF DESIRES takes place in the framework of “Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan
”, a critical exploration of the urban.