This campaign has ended on 01-01-2019
Campaign by: Disarming Design From Palestine
Disarming Design from Palestine is establishing an alternative design school responding to the need for a vibrant design program which maintains an active relationship with the local design and crafts communities, and can be flexible in its format.
Many craftsmen and designers are active in Palestine, but due to the occupation and the often marginalized positions, they lack enough work, innovation and exposure. There is a need for a vibrant design program which maintains an active relationship with the local design and crafts communities, and can be flexible in its format.
Our alternative school is focussing on the local community, who can participate in the events we host, or enjoy the beautiful courtyard and get inspired. Palestinian producers will benefit from the production of our products, the participation in our workshops and other future collaborations between them and the Palestinian design community. Students from the Birzeit University (focussing on Architecture & Design faculty) join events, workshops and host activities themselves. Designers from all over Palestine are offered a new place to meet, share ideas on design and do research in the library, and they will participate in the special product-design-workshops that we will organize.
International designers will participate through a residency that includes design development and teaching, and we’ll offer them a space to do research. And on a global level, the activities will contribute to the distribution of alternative narratives from Palestine through design and the understanding of the position of designers within this
About Disarming Design From Palestine
Disarming Design from Palestine is a thought-provoking design label that develops, presents and sells useful goods from Palestine, designed by contemporary designers and artists in collaboration with local producers. The label aims to spread alternative narratives about contemporary Palestine and reflect upon the function of creative practices in situations of conflict.
Number of supporters
raised out of €8,000
This campaign made us good friends with the BuildPalestine team. They coached us from A to Z on how to create and promote the campaign. Today, members of their network has joined our projects
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