Amman Design Week is a biennial immersive experience in local and regional design and culture, focused on creating a forum for learning, exchange and collaboration. This platform empowers designers through its comprehensive program of large-scale curated exhibitions, student and community programs, workshops, talks, competitions, and cultural events.
The future is makeable, so what are the possibilities?
Under the theme of Possibilities, Amman Design Week 2019 looks at design as a catalyst for dreaming; the act of imagining what can be different from the way it is today and moving towards it. “Possibilities” is a celebration of the fictional, incomplete, and unsolved. It invites the creation of scenarios and storytelling, narrations by the makers through the act of making.
The 2019 edition aspires to be bigger and more inclusive than ever, expanding into Jordan’s capital city, Amman, and engaging multiple “districts” in its programming. Its largest exhibition, the Hangar Exhibition, is a curated show featuring diverse work by local and regional designers from across disciplines; architecture, product, fashion, furniture, and graphic design. Taking place at the old electricity Hangar in Ras El Ain, it is set to be curated by Noura Al Sayeh (see the biography).
Amman Design Week 2019 will also see the return of the Crafts District, a social space and showcase that merges contemporary design practice with traditional craft and cultural heritage in Jordan, as well as the Student Exhibition, highlighting innovation and research by design students across the country.
The nine-day event, which last took place in October 2017, has grown to become a pivotal event in the region, and has experienced audience numbers of 89,000 visitors who came out to see works by 160 participating designers and 50 participating spaces across the city.
Amman Design Week Team
Rana Beiruti - Director, Co-Founder
Walid Jankhut - Finance & Administration
Muna Al Fayez - Exhibitions & Programs
Ghalia Al Saheb - Events & Logistics
Hala Haddadin - Design Coordinator
Yara Hindawi - Communications & Marketing
Ahmad Zatari - PR & Media
Rasha Tabbalat - Graphic Design
ADW's Advisory Circle includes individuals who have been crucial to shaping Amman Design Week from its inception: Abeer Seikaly, Ammar Khammash, Dr. Mohammad Al Asad, Nora Akawi, Lara Zureikat, and Sahel Al Hiyari.