Art / women

Disarming Design

The Internatio11693943_616679531802857_7724143573075897516_nnal Academy of Arts Palestine, in Ramallah recently ran an Open Studio workshop which resulted in these brilliant embroidered masks below. One of these masks became the poster image for the Eye on Palestine festival. Their mode of operation is to bring designers and artists together with local craftsmen and create dialogue around the creation of ‘useful objects’ reflecting everyday Palestinian realities.

Other projects involved embroidering the Gaza scarf with deaf women 11703355_616679545136189_6091669148253083543_nand their most recent call out was for artists and designers who can stay in Ramallah and take part in Disarming Design, their inclusive design label. Last year they had a stand at Offprint Paris, an art-publishing fair in France.

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