Disarming Design from Palestine (DDFP) is a thought provoking design label for the presentation and development of contemporary design from Palestine. In 2018, just before graduating I had the opportunity to do a residency at DDFP (founded by Annelys Devet). This experience has left a deep impression on me about the meaning of design and how it can be used to tell a story of people who live in a conflict zone.
Collective Thinking Design Program
During my residency from October to December 2018 at Hosh Jalsa I organized a program of 4 workshops about creating collective knowledge through different design approaches together with Tommaso Anceschi (MA Isia, Urbino). The workshops aim to involve mainly the student community from Birzeit University in a process of collective thinking and design knowledge. CTDP is created to stimulate an assertive mentality to initiate, trust and collaborate, based on shared values and talents.