A pick-up-and-go attitude unites the projects presented, although the starting point and expressions of each vary greatly. Whether it is in reference to Bedouin traditions, for ecological reasons, for lack of space, or for increased mobility, these foldable projects represent growing trends in urban lifestyles.
Fashion design at Amman Design Week 2019 showcases the possibilities of material, form, and technique with works from various designers exhibiting at the Hangar Exhibition and the takween pop-up shop.
Across different disciplines and geographies, there is growing experimentation in the use and application of materials, whether it is basalt, resin, or stone. Architects, sculptors, and designers work with material from the earth to show the extent that these materials can reach in furniture and interior finishing.
For the Hangar Exhibition 2019, Bethlehem-based architects Elias and Yousef Anastas are presenting a stone column made out of architectural ruins with an approach that seeks to integrate salvaged building components in contemporary architecture.
In the 1980s, a new monumentality was being constructed through the signifiers of the "belated" modernity of Amman. This monumentality emphasized a specific national identity using a postmodern language.