Disarming Design from Palestine presents the results from a workshop in co-creation with Gaza refugee camp Jerash. With Annelys de Vet, Jonas Staal, Tessa Meeus, Asja Keeman, Sherida Kuffour, Isabel Zoetbrood.

17:30 – 18:30
also this evening

18:30 - 19:00 Dance performance Accusation # 4: I act

19.30 - 21.00 Imagining Terror: Propaganda Art Today

19:30 - 20:30 Book launch: Four walls and a Roof by Reinier de Graaf

21:00 - 21:30 Accusation # 3: I fear fear

Museum open until 21:00

Haberdashery open until 21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free access with ticket

On the invitation of Disarming Design from Palestine, in september 2017 a team of Jordanian, Palestinian and Dutch designers collaborated with local craftswomen and men from the Gaza refugee camp in the Jordan city Jerash, to develop a series of thought provoking products. The participants worked in teams to design items and interchange with the artisans. They investigated their process, skills, and made works that could pass on the stories that were shared and could reflect on the complex reality of the camp and the situation of Palestinian refugees. 

In Het Nieuwe Instituut the results of this workshop will presented. The participating Dutch designers will introduce their designs, initiator Annelys de Vet will introduce the project in a wider context and artist Jonas Staal will respond to the presented designs and narratives.

Thursday Night Live!

In Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night Live! programme thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad discuss urgent issues, innovative research and critical reflection related to architecture, design and digital culture. Why not grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut? Dinner vouchers are available for €7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link at this page or at the bar this evening.