The book about the Netherlands Pavilion in Dubai is ready! Raining Stories portrays the Dutch contribution to the World Expo in Dubai. It is not just the story of design and technical innovations. It also narrates how artists and designers have cooperated to integrate water, food and energy systems in a gesamtkunstwerk. Architecture unites innovations, art and design in a contribution to the solution of the great challenges of our time. Monique Ruhe, initiator of the book and artistic programmer of the pavilion, selected the artists: Joep van Lieshout, Berndnaut Smilde, Jurgen Bey, Theo Jansen en Birthe Leemeijer.
Raining stories is published by Nai010 publishers Concept & art direction: Nicole Uniquole Graphic design: Marty Schoutsen / Opera Design Texts by Lidewij Edelkoort, Tracy Metz, Jaap Huisman, Edo Dijksterhuis Louise O. Fresco en Michiel Raaphorst.