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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier

Expo 2020 Dubai unveils the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

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Expo 2020 stays true to its commitment to women's empowerment with a dedicated pavilion in collaboration with Cartier...

With less than four months to go for Expo 2020 Dubai, we're eagerly waiting for what is considered the world's most impactful global incubator for new ideas, to come to life this October. After being postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, the UAE is ready to welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to gather in one place to reimagine tomorrow from October 1 to March 31, 2022.

Expo 2020 Dubai not only marks a significant achievement for the Middle East but it will be the first World Expo since the 1900s to have a stand-alone pavilion dedicated to women – one that focuses on women's empowerment, gender equality and the important roles women play in our society, throughout history and leading up to the present.

In collaboration with Cartier, the Women's Pavilion will also celebrate women change-makers around the globe and will highlight some of the important contributions women have made in advancing societies, especially as the world navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic and works toward a more sustainable future.

Under the exhibition titled “New Perspectives”, the Women's Pavilion with Cartier will demonstrate one important principle: when women thrive, all of humanity thrives.

With that being said, the pavilion gathered a diverse community of creators and artists (men included, breaking stereotypes and deconstructing misconceptions) to contribute both to its design and curation. These prominent personalities include French architect Laura Gonzalez, Dubai-born artist Khulood Sharafi, French light designer Pauline David, international multidisciplinary artist El Seed, award-winning Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki, and French actress, screenwriter and director Mélanie Laurent. 

"At Cartier, we believe that empowering women has a multiplier effect: it helps drive economic growth and development, and benefits societies and humanity at large. As gender inequality persists and continues to impact women’s lives, it is ever more imperative to show unity and togetherness in promoting women empowerment," explains Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International. 

The Women's Pavilion will host an array of events, programming and meaningful dialogues over the six months of Expo. Stay tuned for more details closer to date.