DISARMING DESIGN FROM PALESTINE SUMMER SCHOOL ‘INTIMATE TERRAINS’annelys
Disarming Design from Palestine organizes a summer school in Palestine 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 and how to express that through locally made products?
Disarming Design from Palestine organizes a summer school for art & design students and emerging designers interested in developing their practice from a social and political perspective. During this workshop design is presented as an instrument for dialogues and emancipation. Focus is to get a better understanding of the political and human situation in Palestine through the perspective of crafts, design and art – and to apply this knowledge to the development of the individual artistic practice.
Palestinian and international students will collaborate in small groups and learn from the different ways of dealing with design through the conversations that will arise and collaborative workshops. They will investigate in the production processes in Palestine, the skills of the artisans, and how to make useful objects that can pass on the stories that are shared and can reflect on the complex reality of Palestine. How can a product embody a story? How to co-create products with local artisans?
The workshop will take place in the Palestinian territories and includes tours to get introduced to the local situation, the landscape and the crafts industries. The exhibition at the Palestine 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 useful products will be developed together with local artisans. The workshop will end with a public presentation of the developed prototypes and a collective celebration.
Aim is that a selection of the developed prototypes will be taken in production and sold via Disarming Design from Palestine and the giftshop of the Palestine Museum. After the workshop the output and experiences will be presented by the participants through a presentation to inform the student community at their university about the observations, proces and learned lessons. All participants will contribute to a final report that will be made to capture the process and ways of learning.
- 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
- 5 students of Birzeit University Architecture Faculty (t.b.c.)
- 10 students and young designers from Palestine, selected upon application
15 International participants
- 5 students, Willem de Kooning Academy (BA, 4th year)
- 5 students, Sint Lucas School of arts (MA, 1st year)
- 5 students, Lucerne School of art and design (BA, 4th year)
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 (t.b.c.)
- 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)