In conjunction with the ‘Contemporary Morocco’ exhibit (Le Maroc Contemporain) at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, a giant tent was constructed on the plaza in front of the building. Constructed from more than 650 m2 of camel and goat wool woven by female cooperatives in the Saharan desert, the tent serves as an urban landmark and a symbol for the “Contemporary Morocco” exhibit. The tent harmonizes contemporary design and technical innovation with traditional fabrication methods. The rhythm and scale of the tent’s silhouette renders a topographic dimension to the structure which pays homage to the nomadic traditions of southern Morocco. Within the tent, the installation features the work of master artisans from all throughout Morocco. The tent also houses a café, a boutique showcasing Moroccan handicrafts, and a performance space which hosts various events throughout the duration of the exhibit.