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The Crafts District

A celebration of the act of making; both traditional and contemporary, combining design installations, exhibitions, shops, and cultural programs that offer craftspeople and makers from across the country a chance to share their ideas and stories.

Curated by Arini (Liyan Jabi, Sara Yaseen, Mohammad Jabi, Heba Najada, and Jafar Jabi)

Venue: Kabariti Village, Jabal Amman


As the most popular exhibition at Amman Design Week, the Crafts District is a celebration of the act of making; both traditional and contemporary. Taking place in a new location each year, this pop-up experience combines design installations, exhibitions, shops, and cultural programs that offer craftspeople and makers from across the country a chance to share their ideas and stories.

From weaving and embroidery to ceramics and pottery, craftspeople have kept their methods, traditions and aesthetic values alive, offering us a strong link to our national and cultural heritage. As the pioneers of design and making, craftspeople have informed the vernacular of design in Jordan, and continue to inspire contemporary design practices today.

Participants

Basbous
Daniel + Qusai
Fadi Zumot
Ghadeer Najjar
in doi
Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Co-op
Lana Ismail
Lena Kassicieh
Microfund for Women
Andre Mcheileh
Paola Farran
Safieh Hatough
Sakeb
najla'a
Omar Qubain and Hussein Beydoun
Paradigm DH
Petra National Trust
Ruba Assi
Safi Crafts
Sama El Saket
Irth Collective
Sulafa Embroidery Centre
Turabi
Turquoise Mountain
Yazeed Balqar

About Arini

Founded in 2011, Arini is a research and design office that works at the intersection of scholarly research with a focus on design activism, architectural pedagogy, and the predicaments of urbanization and the built environment in Jordan. Their research is developed using anthropological, sociological and humanitarian interdisciplinary methods and is explored through various mediums, from workshops and design and curatorial projects to publications. Arini participated with installations in previous editions of Amman Design Week, and is curating, designing, producing the 2019 Crafts District.

The Kabariti Village

Tucked away in a hidden corner of Jabal Amman, the Kabariti Village is a private property owned by the Kabariti Family. It is a compound of old residential buildings, heritage homes, and gardens located off of Omar Bin Al Khattab Street and built in the 1930s. Sparsely visited by the public since its renovation in 2011, and unoccupied since 2008, the Kabariti Village will be open to the public during Amman Design Week 2019, where it will host the Crafts District exhibitions and showcases, thanks to a generous donation by the Kabariti family, especially to H.E. Malek Kabariti and Hania Kabariti.

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