About the Workshop
In this workshop, Amal presents her personal experience dealing with waste and speaks about the challenges and benefits of recycling and finding creative ways to reuse waste. Participants will learn creative ways to repurpose waste, and should bring recyclable items, like water bottles, juice containers and food cans.
About Amal Madanat
Amal Jamil Madanat is a social and environmental activist. In 2012, she founded the Towards Zero Waste Initiative at the Dahiyat al Hussein School in Amman. Amal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and has worked extensively in the development of local underprivileged communities. She has a vision that schools in Jordan can become centers for teaching students and local communities about waste management and recycling. She has designed and established a project for a permanent waste exhibition at a local school which highlights the environmental challenges related to waste, and how to change our culture and behavior towards the environment.
About the Mobile MakerSpace
Amman Design Week 2017’s Mobile MakerSpace travels across Jordan, engaging public school students in workshops, pop-up events and demonstration sessions revolving around crafts and making, environmental sustainability, digital fabrication and robotics.