The pop-in expo Disarming Design From Palestine shows products from Palestine that are designed by contemporary designers and artists in collaboration with local producers and artisans.
Disarming Design From Palestine
Disarming Design From Palestine is an inclusive design label that presents and sells useful goods from Palestine. The products are designed by contemporary designers and artists in collaboration with local producers and artisans. During innovative create-shops they develop new products out of existing production processes, which feeds innovative ideas for crafts production. Last september a team of Jordanian, Palestinian and Dutch designers collaborated with local craftswomen and men from the Gaza refugee camp in Jerash to develop a series of thought-provoking products.
On the invitation of Amman Design Week, and hosted by Darat al Funun, Disarming Design had put together a program where the participants designed items in interchange with the artisans. They started to investigate in their production processes, their skills, and made usefull works that could pass on the stories that were shared and can react on the complex reality of the camp. The results are on display in this pop-in Expo. The collection of products is presented and sold locally and internationally through pop-up shops, exhibitions and a web shop. This project is also part of the exhibition Change the System, currently on show at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
Bi-weekly changing presentations in the foyer, spotlighting a controversial new design, sensational research, work by an emerging talent or a new acquisition for the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning.