Mission Possible-The Opportunity Pavilion challenges individuals to be agents of change in order to build a better future for everyone. The exhibition journey is inspired by three individuals—Mariam, Abel and Mama Fatma—whose seemingly small actions have created a big impact in their communities in the areas of food, water and energy. This pavilion is of universal significance as a place for people to connect across age, language and culture, to celebrate our shared human experiences. The text delves into the complicated, yet rewarding collaboration process that brought together AGi Architects, the three mentors, and the pavilion creators. After sunset, the iconic Opportunity Pavilion turns into a luminous adventure for people, with lighting literally woven into the architecture. Visitors and readers will be moved to create a thriving new world.
Starting 1 October 2021 and ending 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai has brought together more than 200 participants and many millions of people from around the world to come together with a shared purpose towards building a cleaner, safer, healthier future. The first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, and the largest event ever held in the Arab world, for 182 days, Expo 2020 Dubai has been a hive of activity, from performances and parades, immersive experiences, insightful talks, food, art, music, sport and architecture. With 192 country pavilions, three thematic pavilions—Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability—and numerous awe-inspiring feats of architecture and craftsmanship at every turn, Expo 2020 Dubai offers limitless opportunities to learn, reflect, connect and collaborate for a better world.
To mark this, Assouline has collaborated with Expo 2020 Dubai on seven unique volumes dedicated to the event. Each book features original images, texts, exclusive interviews and insights into the architecture, inspiration and historical significance on display at Expo 2020 Dubai. Published and edited exclusively by Assouline and Expo 2020 Dubai, each of these seven editions will be valued by collectors around the globe for decades to come.