16 June 2016; Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Hassan Shifau and Minister-Counsellor Ms. Geela Ali attended the launch of the University of Westminster’s OPEN show, which is now accessible by members of the public for two weeks.
The Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Hassan Shifau and Minster-Counsellor Ms. Geela Ali had the pleasure of viewing the work of Design Studio 18 under theme of "Architecture, Energy and Matter" focusing on the imminent threat of climate change in the Maldives, which is comprised of low-lying nations in danger of rising sea levels.
Design Studio 18’s project in the Maldives was to interrogate how and what to design in such highly dynamic and fragile conditions. This entailed analysing various material flows such as geo-physical and socio-political in the Maldives and then proposing a series of architectural and urban inventions able to adapt, evolve and flourish in them.
Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Hassan Shifau and Minister-Counsellor Ms. Geela Ali met with the Dean, Professor David Dernie and the Director of Architectural Research, Professor Lindsay Bremner to discuss potential collaborations between the University of Westminster and the Maldives in the near future.