Published: 2019-08-26 09:24
Last Updated: 2019-08-26 09:37
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the offices of Amman Design Week (ADW) in Jabal Amman on Sunday, where she was briefed on final preparations for the upcoming nine-day citywide event.
Launched in 2016 with the support of Her Majesty, ADW aims to showcase the designs and talents of local, regional, and international designers, and establish Amman as a regional hub for innovation, expression, and experimentation. It also empowers designers and craftspeople year-round through learning programs, direct mentorship, and personalized guidance.
ADW Director, Rana Beiruti, explained that the program’s third edition, taking place from October 4 to 12, will be centered in three main districts; Ras El Ain, Jabal Amman, and Jabal Al-Weibdeh. Held under the theme of “Possibilities,” ADW 2019 will also include events and exhibitions at more than 50 participating spaces across Amman.
Ras El Ain’s Hangar Exhibition, curated by Noura Al Sayeh-Holtrop, will showcase the diverse works of 55 multi-disciplinary designers from Jordan and the region.
ADW’s Student Exhibition and open-air Future Food/Future City Exhibition, which explores ways to transform public city spaces into agricultural hubs, will also take place in Ras El Ain, as will a series of pop-up shops operated by Dezain, Design Institute Amman, and Takween.
Meanwhile, Jabal Amman will be home to this year’s Crafts District, a recurrent celebration of traditional and contemporary forms of “making.” Featuring 30 exhibitors, the space provides Jordanian craftspeople and makers with a platform for exchanging knowledge and experience.
Following her visit, Her Majesty took a tour of the nearby area, stepping into a number of offices, shops, and small businesses.