NEW MASTERS PROGRAMME SANDBERG INSTITUUT
5 February 2020
We are exited to announce a new masters programme at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam called Disarming Design. It’s a two-years course committed to design practices in situations of oppression with a particular focus on Palestine, starting september 2020. It derives from the long-term collaboration between the Design Department of the Sandberg Instituut and the thought provoking design label Disarming Design from Palestine.
MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR DESIGNERS AND ARTISANS
20 January 2020
Disarming Design from Palestine and Palestine Creative Hub through Techno Park invites artists, designers and artisans to join a new 2 month workshop on marketing and social media in relation to artistic practices. How to present your work online and reach the right audience? How to show and articulate your practice? Which marketing tools to use? To who and how to sell and distribute your work, locally and internationally? Danish marketing specialist Kathrine Nicolaisen is our next design-resident in Birzeit and will give 8 workshops to improve the online reach of your practice and/or products.
DISARMING DESIGN MAKES BAGS PRINCE CLAUS FUND
5 December 2019
For the Prince Claus Awards 2019, Disarming Design from Palestine was invited to design this year’s bags for the awards ceremony. Palestinian designer Qusai Saify to developed the bags, based on the concept he developed together with Jordanian fashion designer Mariam S. Shukri during our create shop in Amman.
A new book is launched with short science fiction stories from Ramallah. The stories compiled in this book were the outcome of a writing workshop series led by Callum Copley at Disarming Design from Palestine in Birzeit. From alien experiments to fortune-tellers and telepathic conspiracies; the stories compiled here represent visions of the West Bank and beyond, reworlding both the local and the interplanetary. Although the contributions in the collection vary in form, length and style, all join a rapidly growing but comparatively small niche of Palestinian science fiction.