SUMMER SCHOOL ‘INTIMATE TERRAINS’annelys
DISARMING DESIGN SUMMER SCHOOL
Birzeit, 21–29 august 2019
Disarming Design from Palestine and the Palestinian Museum organise a summer school for Palestinian and international students and young designers. On the basis of the narratives of the exhibition, Intimate Terrains, at the Palestinian Museum, new useful products will be developed in collaboration with local artisans. What does it mean to be Palestinian today, and how to express that through locally made products?
The workshop is meant for students and emerging designers who are interested in developing their artistic practice from a social and political perspective. During this workshop, design is presented as an instrument for dialogue and emancipation with a focus on getting a better understanding of the political and humanitarian situation in Palestine through the perspective of crafts, design and art – and to apply this knowledge to the development of the individual practice.
15 Palestinian and 15 international students and designers will collaborate and learn from the different ways of dealing with design through the conversations that will arise. They will investigate the production process of the artisans and the exhibition at the Palestinian Museum, Intimate Terrains, will offer the starting point for collective discussions and collaborative workshop sessions. In mixed groups of 4 to 5 participants, prototypes for thought provoking and useful products will be developed together with local producers. How can a product embody a story? How to co-create products with local artisans?
The workshop will include tours through different landscapes, crafts industries, and will end with a public presentation of the developed prototypes at the Museum. The aim is that a selection of the items will be taken in production and sold via Disarming Design from Palestine and the giftshop of the Palestinian Museum. All participants will contribute to a final report that will be made to capture the process and ways of learning developed during the summer school.
- The Palestinian Museum (PS)
- Sint Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp (BE)
- Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam (NL)
- Lucerne School of Art and Design (CH)
15 Palestinian participants
- 15 students and young designers from Palestine, selected upon application
15 International participants
- 5 students, Willem de Kooning Academy (BA & MA)
- 5 students, Sint Lucas School of arts (MA)
- 5 students, Lucerne School of art and design (BA)
5 to 10 Artisans
To be selected
- Annelys de Vet, (NL/B, artistic director DDFP)
- Ghadeer Dajani, (PS, design & production manager DDFP)
- Raed Hamouri, (PS, executive director, DDFP)
- Curator(s) Palestine museum
- Petra van Brabandt, (B, tutor Sint Lucas School of Arts)
- Catherine Somzé, (NL/B, tutor Willem de Kooning Academie)
- Ursula Bachman, (CH, tutor Lucerne School of art and design)
- Francisca Khamis (CL/PS, design resident DDFP)
- 19–30 August 2019 (int. participants)
- 21–29 August 2019 (Palestinian participants)