Amman is a young city of massive potential, with many untapped stories, talents and ambitions. As such, it holds a unique opportunity to become an oasis for creativity, presenting a critical cross-section of design in the region and highlighting the diversity of Jordan’s rich cultural tapestry.
With 89,000 attendees and over 160 exhibitors and 50 participating spaces, Amman Design Week has become a hallmark event in the region.
Over the past two years, the event has brought local, regional, and international designers and innovators to Amman, and has provided free and open access to a series of large-scale curated exhibitions, student and community programs, workshops and talks, and city-wide cultural programs.
Conceived to be global from its inception, Amman Design Week adopted the ‘Design Week’ name in order to plug into a network of creative events around the world, while focusing its efforts on building and sustaining a local creative movement with social value.
Who are we?
Amman Design Week is an immersive experience in local and regional design and culture, supported by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
Focused on creating a forum for learning, exchange and collaboration, this platform empowers designers through its comprehensive program of large-scale curated exhibitions, student and community programs, workshops, talks, competitions, and cultural events.
The third edition of Amman Design Week will take place from 4 - 12 October 2019.
We're not just an event...
We are a curatorial platform dedicated to building connections between designers and innovators in Jordan and the world.
Our platform offers year-round learning programs, direct mentorship, and personalized guidance, working hand-in-hand with aspiring designers and craftspeople to develop new and original products and ideas.
The results and achievements of our programs culminate in Amman Design Week, a nine-day connecting point that occurs biennially.
Our aim is to build an impactful ecosystem that empowers designers to improve lives.
We support local.
We are dedicated to serving local creative communities and celebrating Jordan’s diversity and cultural heritage. Our initiative catalyzes local creative industry, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment.
We provide learning programs.
We support talent development and build a learning culture based on collaboration and experimentation. We work from the ground up, empowering communities and developing creative skills from a young age.
We create connections.
We connect those seeking innovation with a global network of creative minds, audiences, opportunities, and the resources necessary for their growth and development.
We believe in design for social impact.
Whether we are working on urban revitalization of our cities, or highlighting design’s critical role in the sustainable transformation of communities, we support innovative solutions that build better and healthier lives.
Our ProgramsEach year, we deliver a well-researched and tightly-focused program that engages an even wider and more diverse audience of designers, students, businesses and the general public.
- The Hangar Exhibition
- The Crafts District
- The Student Exhibition
- The Student Mentorship Program
- The Schools Program
- The Mobile MakerSpace
- Children’s Programs
- Community Development Initiatives
- City and Urban Interventions
- Learning Programs
- Workshops & Talks
- Community Building & Networking Events
- Culture & Food