From Checkpoint bag to Blacksac
من شنطة الحاجز إلى البلاك ساك Al Quds, 2015 – Al Khalil, 2021
Call for solidarity
نداء للتضامن Until liberation
Masters programme Disarming design
ماجستير معهد ساندبرج Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, 2020 — 2022
Design for Disarming times
التصميم لأوقاتنا المجرِّدة Onomatopee publishers, 2020
Life of the Palestinian rug
ورشة البساط الفلسطيني Birzeit, September - October 2020
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
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

Young artisans market
سوق الحرفيّين الشّباب

A safe space for artisans and designers to show and sell
Birzeit, 2019
Young Artisans Market is a safe space for artisans and designers to show and sell their products without financial burdens, and with technical support offered by the DDFP team in terms of product development and design narratives. The market was initiated by Raed Hamouri and organized three times in diverse locations in collaboration with other community institutions. The program focused on supporting students and designers on reviving their industries of handicrafts and innovative production, and enhance the low cost set up of bazaars using up cycling techniques.

Young Artisan Market #1

Hosh Jalsa, 3 February 2019

On a brisk yet sunny morning in Birzeit’s old city, MENACatalyst joined up with Disarming Design from Palestine, to launch the first ever Startuptelling event in Palestine. ‘Design’ dominated the theme for this first-time event, and featured a panel of judges that conveyed the importance of supporting designs that bespeak to the realities of being a Palestinian in this day and age.  A pop-up bazar was also organized which allowed participating designers, artists and artisans, to not only showcase their crafts, but to support local design. Featured designers, artists and artisans were as talented as they were diverse, and offered patrons a selection of crafts that ranged from, contemporary art pieces, hand-made jewelry, graphic print hoodies and totes, as well as artisanal goods such as floral infused soaps.


MENACatalyst kicked-off the event with an opening statement that emphasized the inherent power of a story to resonate on a human level with people all over the world. Related to today’s devastating climate of occupation, dispossession and aggression, it becomes even more important to share stories that shine a light on the passion and determination, resilience and strength, of the Palestinian people. Disarming Design from Palestine’s Raed Hamouri, then took to the stage, and explained how they are working with local designers, artisans and producers, to not only showcase their work on a global scale, but to empower them to become self-sufficient. Products featured by Disarming Design from Palestine, is the perfect example that despite the simplicity of a design, amazing stories of Palestinian culture, and resilience are waiting to be told.

Ghadeer Najjar of NOL Design Studio followed up, and explained how her work raises awareness about the importance of maintaining the integrity of traditional Palestinian architecture and design, which is in essence a representation of Palestinian traditions and culture. Najjar, then spoke about the importance of supporting designs that are made and manufactured in Palestine, and how through her own designs she is creating visual manifestations that reflect upon the stories lived by thousands of Palestinians every day.

All participants were then encouraged to explore the pop-up bazaar, to not only purchase novelty, made in Palestine items, but to learn about the inspiring stories behind them, and in the stories that we share take home an authentic piece of Palestine.

Young artisans market #2

The Palestinian Museum, 3, 4 May 2019

The Palestinian Museum, in partnership with Disarming Design from Palestine, hosted 30 emerging youth projects, that take nature and the values for respecting it as the basis for their creations, most of which have been upcycled. At a time where temporary and make-shift markets are spreading, the Palestinian Museum and Disarming Design from Palestine are providing opportunities for young designers and artists to showcase their products and innovations and to seize opportunities that may contribute to the transformation of their individual initiatives into established projects and economic models.

This market was accompanied by a series preparatory events, in which they involved design and planning students from Birzeit University in designing the market spaces through an open competition, with an emphasis on the idea of upcycling in implementation.

Young artisan market #3

Hosh Jalsa, 20 November 2019

Young Artisans Market in partnership with Hikayatna Initiative in Hosh Jalsa.