Design Museum Gent: My house is your houseannelys
‘My house is your House‘
Exhibition at Design Museum Gent (B)
16 February – 15 April 2018
On the occasion of the festival Under Construction, Flemish-Palestinian connections, Disarming Design from Palestine has been invited to create an installation at the Design museum Gent. The presentation consists out of four style rooms in Hotel de Coninck with products from the Disarming Design collection. The museum becomes a private house again, with a dining room, leisure room, television room and a dressing; as if a Palestinian family has moved in and welcomes the visitor in ‘their’ home. The house is filled with conversation fragments that took place in Gaza and Ramallah, and the objects narrate about daily realities in Jerusalem, Gaza, the Westbank and refugee camps. All products relate to the domestic environment and contribute to the story of what it means to be Palestinian or to live in Palestine. Pertinent questions for many Palestinians are touched upon. What is ‘home’? When and where are we at home? How can it be reached? When can we go home? Through these questions the objects — often in a poetic and unusual way — enable us to look at politics from another angle.
Feel at home, listen to what the products want to tell you. البيت بيتك ; ‘this house is your house’ as guests are welcomed in Palestine.