MIT, Future Heritage Lab and Amman Design Week invited the audience for an exchange of ideas on design, ethics and scarcity at the terrace of Amman Design Week’s space in Jabal Amman.
The discussion revolved around the role of the designer in a world that is witnessing a rise of social, political and cultural divisions. War, displacement and unequal distribution of resources push fragile communities in conditions of scarcity.
The discussion brought up the question of how can art and design practitioners steer away from savior mentalities and develop tools and models that ethically address/reverse these shifts.
Design For The Real World Across Scales is a place to discuss , debate and question existing frameworks of socially engaged art, community-driven design, and the methods and outputs of art and design in a world of increased inequalities.
Speakers included: MIT, FHL Director and Associate Professor Azra Aksamija, MIT, FHL Program Director and Researcher Melina Philippou, MIT, FHL Local Research Consultant, Zeid Madi, CSBE, Touma Hamarneh, CSBE, Reef Qubailat, Arini, Liyan Al Jabi, Arini, Mohammad Jabi, Arini, Heba Najada and Rand Abu-Al-Sha'r, Architect.