Museum of Goa will be hosting Giant Dolls House - a collaborative installation/display by different stakeholders from and in Goa.
The inauguration of the exhibition and storytelling sessions will be held at 7pm on April 20, at Museum of Goa. The opening will be marked by the presence of Dr Catja de Haas, Founder of the Giant Dolls House Project. The evening will have talks by photographer David de Souza on his and Charmayne’s invisible house. Hyacinth Pinto, the architect will speak on why she loves building with rammed earth and social entrepreneur Ricardo Rebello on creating a green and sustainable building in Panaji. Later, Rochelle de Silva will share and weave the stories of the boxes created for Giant Dolls’ House community in Goa.
The Giant Dolls’ House project is an international non-profit collaborative arts project set up by Dr Catja de Haas. It engages local communities. The aim of the project is to make people aware of the importance of a home and a community for all and to celebrate a united diversity. In Goa, over 400 people have contributed to the installation where over 200 boxes were made all with the question in mind: What is Goa for you? Their boxes relay their stories and aims at discovering the different perspectives and stories of Goa through the installation.
Dr Catja de Haas is a London based architect with a PHD by design from the Bartlett UCL where she explored the relationship between the miniature and the home. She has presented her work at several universities around at the world including the American University of Dubai (AUD) and the Chelsea College of Arts.