Disarming Design from Palestine
Disarming Design From Palestine aims to spread alternative narratives about contemporary Palestine and reflect upon the function of creative practices in situations of conflict. The design label presents and sells useful goods from Palestine, designed by contemporary designers and artists in collaboration with local producers and artisans.
The project focuses on the development of local design and production capacity through creative processes. By stimulating interdisciplinary working relationships new artistic models are empowered. Art and design are deployed as powerful tools that allow serious discussions within a community about the political, social and cultural realities. It approaches design as a platform for discourse. How can creative practices contribute to a more sustainable society and human-centered economy?
How does Disarming Design from Palestine measure impact?
During several create-shops the participants designers, artists and students in an enriching design dialogue with small emerging businesses and international colleagues. They develop new useful products out of existing production processes, which feeds innovative ideas for crafts production, giving another dimension to the traditional representations of handcrafts.
How can supporters get involved?
You can support us by spreading the word, purchase our products, donate design books for our library, organize exhibitions with our products, visit our space in Birzeit or become a volunteer for our organization!