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Call for solidarity
نداء للتضامن Until liberation
Design for Disarming times
التصميم لأوقاتنا المجرِّدة Onomatopee publishers, 2020
Life of the Palestinian rug
ورشة البساط الفلسطيني Birzeit, September - October 2020
Masters programme Disarming design
ماجستير معهد ساندبرج Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, 2020 — 2022
Facemask from Gaza
قناع الوجه من غزة August 2020
Hosh Jalsa
حوش جلسة Birzeit, 2018 – 2020
Marketing workshop
ورشة التسويق Birzeit, January – February 2020
Bags Prince Claus Awards
حقائب صندوق الأمير كلوز Amsterdam, 4 December 2019
Crossing Boundaries lecture
محاضرة "اجتياز الحدود" VCUQatar, Doha, 19-22 November 2019
PhD research
أبحاث الدكتوراة ARIA, Antwerp, 2019–2023
Intimate terrains
إقتراب الآفاق Birzeit, 21–29 august 2019
The real and the absent
جسور من الماضي Birzeit, June – September 2019
Young artisans market
سوق الحرفيّين الشّباب Birzeit, 2019
Reworlding Ramallah
إعادة قولبة العالم : رام الله Birzeit, January – April 2019
Thought-provoking December gifts
هدايا محفّزة للفكر في فترة الأعياد Droog, Amsterdam, 6 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Collective thinking
تفكير جماعي Hosh Jalsa, Birzeit, November – December 2018
My house is your house
البيت بيتك Design Museum Ghent, 16 February – 15 April 2018
Nieuwe Instituut
معرض نيوي انستتوت Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, november 2017
Amman Design Week
أسبوع عمان للتصميم Darat al Funun, Amman, October 2017
Dream versus reality
الحلم مقابل الواقع Amman, September 2017
Dream Defenders
مجموعة "دريم ديفندرز" Ramallah, 17 August 2017
Design Museum Cologne
متحف التصميم، كولونيا Cologne, 14 May 2017
Henry Van De Velde Awards
جائزة هنري فان دي فيلد Bozar, Brussels, January – February 2017
Welcome home
الدار دارك Ramallah, 8 – 30 October 2016
Hosh Qandah, create-shop 2016
حوش قندح، ورشة التصميم ٢٠١٥ Ramallah, August – September 2016
Gaza & Jerusalem, create-shop 2015
ورشة التصميم من غزة للقدس Gaza & Jerusalem, 26 August – 8 September 2015
Qalandiya international
قلنديا الدولي IAAP, Ramallah, 27 October – 15 November 2014
Ramallah, Create-shop 2014
ورشة التصميم ٢٠١٤ Ramallah, Bethlehem, 21 October – 7 November 2014
Eye on Palestine
العين على فلسطين KVS, Brussels, 24 March – 5 April 2014
Conflict & design
التصميم و الصراع C-Mine, Genk, 15 December 2013 – 9 March 2014
Bethlehem, create-shop 2013
ورشة التصميم ٢٠١٣ Bethlehem, 30 Sep – 12 Oct 2013
Ramallah, create-shop 2012
ورشة التصميم ٢٠١٢ Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, 1 – 15 September 2012
Subjective atlas of Palestine
أطلس فلسطين الذاتي Ramallah, 2007
Collaborative projects
مشاريع تشاركيّة

PhD research
أبحاث الدكتوراة


PhD research at ARIA, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (Sint Lucas Antwerp & University of Antwerp)
ARIA, Antwerp, 2019–2023
Annelys Devet started the PhD research project “Disarming Design from Palestine” which questions how design can be a vehicle for empowerment and solidarity in suppressed realities. How can one through the practice of design develop sustainable positions in fractured societies? Building upon relations of trust and long-term involvements in Palestine, Devet will analyse, research and articulate conditions for design to have a social, political and emancipatory impact. Part of the research will be developing, in close collaboration with local partners, alternative forms and platforms for design learning, collaboration and exchange in Palestine, reinforcing the economic, political and artistic sustainability of designers.

PhD Candidate: Annelys Devet
Promoter UAntwerpen:
Dr. Pascal Gielen
Promoter SLA: Dr. Petra Van Brabandt
Chair: Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi
External expert: Dr. Lara Khaldi

  • Biography
    Annelys de Vet (1974, NL) is a Belgium based designer, educator and researcher, running a practice for gentle power and radical imagination. De Vet is currently a PhD candidate at ARIA, a practice-led doctoral study at Sint Lucas School of Arts and University Antwerp, where she researches the conditions of design pedagogy to counteract oppression and injustice through the act of design. She edited ‘Design Dedication’ (Valiz, 2020) a publication on adaptive mentalities in design education and headed the MA in Design ‘Think tank for Visual strategies’ at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam till 2019. There, she founded the new temporary MA course ‘Disarming Design’, which is committed to design practices in situations of oppression acting on the overlap of design, crafts, politics, pedagogy, community and activism. She co-founded the thought-provoking design platform ‘Disarming Design from Palestine’ generating useful products that spread alternative narratives about day-to-day life in Palestine. Additionally, she has initiated the publishing initiative Subjective Editions that map countries from inside out, from a human perspective by the inhabitants themselves, including Subjective Atlas of Colombia (2015), Subjective Atlas of Brussels (2018), Subjective Atlas of Pakistan (2018) and Subjective atlas of Luxembourg (2019). As a total the body of work explores the role of design in relation to the public and political discourse, in order to develop methods, structures, and tools that feed agency for a pluralist society, through design.

More information, see: www.bureaudevet.be/disarming-design-phd