Design Program
برنامج التصميم

Design RESIDENCY Program

At our community center Hosh Jalsa we offer design residencies to international designers. We invite them to set up a series of design-related workshops for the local community — rooted in their own practice — and support us in the development of our project. Residents cover their own costs of traveling and living, and we provide a network and support in the development of their practice. 

So far we were honored to host:

Dutch Mirelle van Tulder (graduate student at HKU Utrecht) and the Italian Tommaso Anceschi (master student ISIA, Urbino). During their residency in 2018 they organized a program of 4 workshops about creating collective knowledge through different design approaches.

Writer Callum Copley (UK, alumni Sandberg Instituut) undertook a residency in 2019 and hosted multiple workshop series exploring Science Fiction and how to write it. He invited artists, writers, students, and other imaginative minds to join Disarming Design from Palestine for eight weekly workshops focused on Science Fiction writing; exploring the genres potentials in a Palestinian context.

Francisca Khamis (PS/CL) is an interdisciplinary designer who, during her residency in 2019, has set up 4 collective meetings to work and research on the topics of oral tradition and collective memory.

— Dutch-Palestinian designer Maryann Jaraisy set up courses both on designing community games as on Arabic typography.


Interested artists and designers are invited to apply with a motivation, curriculum and outlines for a workshop proposal. We support applications that can lead to new products and people who are interested in volunteering for our project. We look for designers with an understanding of the region, with a talent for community building and a self-initiative mentality. We expect residents to stay for 1 to 3 months. Unfortunately at this moment we lack financial resources, so residencies should be self-funded but we can offer our guest-room for a residential fee.

Write us for more information.