From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome more than 200 participants and 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 will be 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 on seven unique volumes dedicated to the once-in-a lifetime event. Four editions of this coveted collection will be released in the Fall of 2021. An additional three books will join the series in the Spring of 2022. Each book features original images, texts, exclusive interviews and insights into the architecture, inspiration and historical significance on display at Expo 2020. 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.
Alif-The Mobility Pavilion seeks to challenge our current ideas about mobility by showing that the complex movements of people, goods, data, capital and ideas are both universal and timeless. Through the exploration of new horizons and the forging of new connections, supported by new technologies, mobility is the foundation of human progress. In this book, the award-winning architecture firm, Foster + Partners, shares their vision for this forward-thinking structure. The Mobility Pavilion aims to challenge, surprise and inspire through an immersive experience tied to urban planning, future cities and the reimagining of social structures.