Jordan Script Routes

Exhibition at Amman Design Week 2019

4 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019

Curated by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Participating designers: Milia Maroun, Margherita Abi Hanna, Hussein Alazaat

Venue: Kabarity Village, Jabal Amman, Amman, Jordan
Everyday from 10:00 —22:00, except Fridays from 12:00—22:00

Jordan Script Routes -

Human civilizations are defined by the legacy left behind by their respective ancestors. Identity politics are a major concern to people around the globe today. In this context, we need to look back at our complex cultural heritage and present a positive image of tolerance and inclusiveness.

Jordan has been for millennia a crossroads of many cultures, religions, and ethnicities that have blended into what constitutes contemporary Jordanian culture. Jordan Script Routes is an exploratory and playful series of installations that features the history of Jordan in relation to its neighbors, presented through the various writing systems and alphabets that have passed through or were invented in this fertile cultural melting pot. It celebrates thousands of years of written and material culture and poetically links ancient artifacts to contemporary design.

The three sections of the exhibition place letters in relation to other valuable artifacts and are subtitled:
Of Letters & Coins by Hussein Alazaat,
Of Letters & Silk by Milia Maroun,
Of Letters & Stones by Margherita Abi Hanna.


Sponsored by the Embassy of The Neterlands
Commissioned by Amman Design Week
In collaboration with the Khatt Foundation (www.khtt.net)

Jordan Script Routes: Of Letters and Silk - Milia Maroun