Nomads: homes on the move
13 July to 6 October 2019
Enter into the tented home of a nomadic Moroccan Berber and let the distinctive smell of camel-hair wool transport you to another world. Explore photographs and films showing examples of how over 30 million nomadic people in the world today have adapted to life on the move. Trace the evolution of the tent from the dawn of architecture to the yurts, tipis, black tents, and bush shelters in use today.
From the tundra to the tropics, in the seas, deserts and across the plains diverse nomadic lifestyles are under threat. The effects of climate change, the encroachment of sedentary populations and competition for natural resources are all taking their toll.
Nomads is a record of the lives and homes of these ancient cultures and traces the way that they are adapting to meet the ever-changing challenges they face.
The exhibition draws on the extensive archives of IoNA, The Institute of Nomadic Architecture