EXHIBITION: Maison D'Haiti Launches!
Maison D'Haiti became the official Olympic House for Haiti for the London 2012 Olympic Games and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on Wednesday 25th July at the William Road Gallery, London. The launch event, in collaboration with Urban Zen, Nomad Two Worlds, the Clinton Foundation and John McAslan & Partners was a remarkable evening, attended by guests of honour including; Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Republic of Haiti, Donna Karan, Founder of the Urban Zen Foundation, Jean-Edouard Baker, President of Haiti Olympic Committee, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, and representatives from the Haitian and Dominican Republic Olympic delegations.
On Thursday 26th the film premiere of 'Baseball in the Time of Cholera' was presented by the Directors of the film Bryn Mooser and David Darg, with special guests Donna Karan and Elon Musk. The screening was followed by a panel discussion on Haiti.
And to finish off a colourful week of celebrations at Maison D'Haiti, Dr Paul Farmer, the world renowned medical anthropologist, physician and founder of Partners in Health, held a conversation on Haiti with Louis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, the main provider of development funding for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The 'Discover Haiti Exhibition' in the William Road Gallery curated by Urban Zen and Nomad Two Worlds, celebrating the arts and crafts of Haiti, remains open to the public for the duration of the Olympic Games, Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 5.30pm.