International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Niger

Niger at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

A large blue stripe that crosses the stand from left to right already gives us this information: the Niger is the main artery of the country, which takes its name from this source of life. This gap that cuts through the exhibition space also climbs up the walls, which are painted in sandy colours. Around this reproduction of the river, there are panels with texts and images that refer to the importance of water in Niger, and provide information on the life and culture of the people who camp on its banks. In the back part of the tent, the desert stretches out, and textile elements form a Bedouin tent in which visitors can take a rest and sit. In the walls of the tent there are quotes and poems that can be read while lying down.
In a uniquely lit display case, the salt from the Fachi oasis can be admired. There are several panels with images of the daily life of the different Niger tribes living around the river, and the visitor is offered the opportunity to observe images of some of the geographical features of the country.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008