This year, in an effort to join forces and create regional collaboration, Amman Design Week will be supporting local designers to showcase and exhibit their work in Dubai. The exhibition, taking place from 13 – 16 November, is set up as part of Dubai Design Week 2018’s Downtown Editions, a new element to the Downtown Design Fair.
Amman Design Week is excited to announce the participants of the Food & Agritech Maker Residency, which is taking place in collaboration with Fab Lab Irbid.
Amman Design Week and CreaCities invite designers, artists, architects, and creatives interested in creating a new collection that integrates their expertise with two traditional local crafts; clay and glassblowing.
MIT, Future Heritage Lab and Amman Design Week would like to invite you for an exchange of ideas on design, ethics and scarcity over dinner on Wednesday, the 25th of July at the terrace of Amman Design Week’s new space in Jabal Amman.
Amman Design Week and Fab Lab Irbid / Luminus Shamal Start invite all designers, architects, scientists, makers, and creatives interested in agricultural and food technology to apply for a unique opportunity to develop innovative ideas for home-based or urban solutions in self-sustainable agriculture, as well as solutions that improve the way we grow, transport, and experience our food.
Amman Design Week is delighted to announce the mentors that will be consulting and advising students for our upcoming program in collaboration with the MicroFund for Women. From July to August, Amani Qaddoumi, Hussein Alazaat, and Mike V. Derderian will be working with students that are developing branding and packaging solutions for entrepreneurial women supported by the Microfund.
We are excited to announce a new initiative launched as part of our student program for Amman Design Week. The Student Ambassador program began with a call out to high school and university students to participate in an ambassadorship that aims to develop and deliver a strong student program and build closer ties between design and architecture students in Jordan.
As an important step towards realizing our individual roles in building and directing a conversation about contemporary design and culture in the region, and towards building a generation of cultural practitioners and thinkers, Amman Design Week has just concluded a six-week intensive introductory course on curating contemporary design in the Middle East, which ran from 1 April - 12 May, 2018.
Four Jordanian designers have been invited to take part in VENICE DESIGN 2018 – the largest international design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia. Basel Naouri, Ziad Qweider, Mais Al Azab, and the Naqsh Collective sisters Nisreen and Nermeen Abudail, all of whom had previously showcased their work at past editions of Amman Design Week (ADW), will be taking part in the third edition of this world-renowned event.
As part of its year-round programming, Amman Design Week launches a pilot version of a six-week course titled “Introduction to Curating Contemporary Design in the Middle East”.
With the support of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Amman Design Week team has announced that the third edition of the event will take place in 2019, allowing for an expansion that will offer year-round public programming and more frequent targeted learning and community initiatives.