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D I S A R M I N G D E S I G N N I G H T I N W I E L S , B R U S S E L S
You are cordially invited for the opening of the mobile shop of the inclusive design label Disarming Design from Palestine in WIELS, Wednesday 10th February from 19.00 to 21.00 hrs.
During this evening there will be presentations by:
– Belgium based Dutch designer Annelys de Vet (co-founder of Disarming Design)
– Palestinian ecological space designer Mohammad Saleh (executive director of Disarming Design)
– videos of the production of the goods (edited and presented by Italian social designer Teresa Palmieri)
– and the avant-premiere of ‘Area C, system D’ by Dutch Russian designer and filmmaker Polina Medvedeva who shot this film in the Westbank alongside the Disarming Design create-shops
Unique products will be on sale and we’ll have Palestinian Taybeh-beer to welcome you!
Wednesday 10th February, 19.00 – 21.00 hrs
About Disarming Design from Palestine
Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label that presents useful products from Palestine. From wearable fashions to kitchenware, office supplies and table games and more, all items are equally thought-provoking as they are functional. This collection represents Palestinian culture in its current reality, unveiling disarming views on life under occupation. The products are cultural objects narrating their own context. The goods are developed, designed and made in Palestine by contemporary designers, artists and students in collaboration with local producers and artisans. The unique designs are presented and sold locally and internationally through pop-up stores, exhibitions and a webshop. (Producers are paid according to fair trade standards and Palestinian artists and designers receive royalties for the sales of their products. Any profit that would be made by the sales will be invested in the development of new designs through the organisation of yearly create-shops in Palestine.)
Mobile shop installation based on a Palestinian street car, build by Gaia Carabillo (courtesy ABC, Brussels).
Photo: Mohamed Abusal (PS)
Area C, System D
Dealings along the Jerusalem-Ramallah road (20″)
Polina Medvedeva (RU/NL, 2016)
In their unlicensed car, a group of young musicians on their way to a concert, take the Jerusalem-Ramallah road as the shopkeepers of the neighborhoods and refugee camps along the road share stories of self-government and informal economy.