Have those, who live in the lands of the ancient nomads, inherited the spirit of their forefathers? Are our cities now the new pastures for the modern nomad?
City Nomads exhibition programme
23 June - 23 September 2016 / London / UK
City Nomads is an exhibition of contemporary Kazakhstani creative talents emerging in an era of a newfound independence. The projects brought together in this showcase all embody a shared desire to search for a new identity through an investigation of the pre-Soviet Kazakh nomadic roots.
City Nomads was first exhibited at the British Council headquarters in London in 2016.
Nomads are driven by destination and through constant movement they gain their wisdom. The contemporary nomads travel the globe and gather experience; learning about the world.
The Green Bazaar sits at the heart of Almaty, its formation stems from the place where traders met the caravans of the Silk Road.
Kazakhstan is home to people of many ethnicities and has been for centuries, from the ancient Scyths and Saks, to the Huns and Mongols.
Flexibility is the characteristic that defines the nomads and in modern Kazakhstani society this phenomenon still exists.
The steppe is a vast area of grassland and savannah stretching over 2200 km across Kazakhstan. It is perhaps the most significant feature in Kazakh nomadic culture.
Commissioned by British Council Kazakhstan in partnership with Atomik Architecture