Exhibitions / Talks / Workshops

Amman Design Week 2019: Possibilities

4 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019

Design is often cited as a discipline that has the potential to solve many of the world’s problems, with designers assigned the vast responsibility of refining and improving every aspect of our daily lives. With a future that is unpredictable and unclear, the question often becomes ‘what can design do for ----(refugees, the environment, water, food)---?’.
 
In the world of design, new ideas are germinating, and the understanding and expectations of design are being redefined and reassessed.

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 In 2019, we are looking at design as a catalyst for dreaming; the act of imagining what can be different from the way it is today, and moving towards it. We are shifting the conversation from the reactive act of problem-solving to the bridging of dreams and reality.
 
 We invite designers to engage with us in a process of re-imagination, both of who we are, but also of what we can do, and the future we can deliver through design. We hope to collectively embark on a journey of discovery – to leave behind what is, and imagine what could be.
 
 “Possibilities” is a celebration of the fictional, incomplete, and unsolved. It invites the creation of scenarios and storytelling, narrations by the makers through the act of making. In the spirit of speculative design, it is more about asking questions than finding the answers.
 
 We are not in search of one all-inclusive utopia, but a celebration of the plurality of all that is possible; the many utopias that can be created by the mind that uses design as a tool for reinterpreting possible pasts, redesigning possible presents, and reimagining possible futures.
 
The future is makeable, so what are the possibilities?

PROGRAM

The Hangar Exhibition
Venue:  Ras El Ain Gallery / Hangar
Location:  Ras El Ain
Date:
4 - 12 October 2019  
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM   
The Hangar exhibition of Amman Design Week 2019 will take place at the old electricity Hangar in Ras El Ain, and will be curated by Noura Al Sayeh-Holtrop. The exhibition showcases diverse work by local and regional designers from across disciplines; architecture, product, fashion, furniture, and graphic design.

The Crafts District
Venue: Kabariti Village
Location:  Jabal Amman
Date:
4 - 12 October 2019  
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM  
As the most popular exhibition at Amman Design Week, the Crafts District is a celebration of the act of making; both traditional and contemporary. Taking place in a new location each year, this pop-up experience combines design installations, exhibitions, shops, and cultural programs that offer craftspeople and makers from across the country a chance to share their ideas and stories.

The Student Exhibition
Venue:  Ras El Ain Gallery
Location:  Ras El Ain
Date:
4 - 12 October 2019  
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM  
Back for a second edition, Amman Design Week’s Student Exhibition is a connecting point for students from all educational institutions in Jordan. As the only cross-university and cross-disciplinary showcase in Jordan, the Student Exhibition offers all students enrolled in Jordanian high-schools and universities across the country a chance to kick-start their careers by joining a mentorship program and showcasing their work to our audiences.