The residency was held in a collaboration between Amman Design Week and Fab Lab Irbid / Luminus Shamal Start.
© Amman Design Week 2018
Five participants were selected and sponsored to enroll in a seven-week maker residency on digital fabrication.
The intensive digital fabrication course offered intensive training in subjects such as: Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Electronics Production and programming.
Participants developed 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.
Collective Studio, Plant Modern and Farah Abdel Jawad combined their experiences to create a pavilion constructed of a new proposed modular building unit containing pods for growing plants.
Junktion, which consists of Sandra Sarkissian, Goretti Arnaste, worked during the residency on prototyping and engineering an product idea that provides an urban solution to food waste.
Machiel Van Nieuwenhove from 'Greening the Camps' aimed to investigate methods to include technology to make improvements on his work on designing, developing, building and maintaining rooftop gardens in Palestinian refugee camps.
Samer Dababneh, a design student at the German Jordanian University, worked on a project that looks at ways to optimize pre-existing technology and make it more accessible to the public.
Kais Al Hinti, a teacher at the Amman National School, worked on expanding the greenhouse he built on the roof of the school to include new agricultural methods and educational tools.