Studio-X Amman at Milan Design Week

Sat, Apr 8    11:30am

STUDIO-X AMMAN AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK April 8, 11:30am to 7pm

at Atelier Clerici 5 Via Clerici, Milan

11:30 to 12:00 INTRODUCTION by Nora Akawi, Studio-X Amman and Jawad Dukhgan, Studio-X Amman

12:00 to 14:00 - Lunch + Talk LOCAL INDUSTRIES / STONE MATTERS by Elias Anastas, Local Industries / AAU ANASTAS and Yousef Anastas, SCALES / AAU ANASTAS

14:30 to 16:30 - Roundtable 1 DAYS, WEEKS, BIENNIALS: DESIGN IN UNSETTLED TIMES

Introduction: Propositions for Design Culture in the Arab World by Danah Abdulla, Lecturer in Design Management and Cultures, University of Arts London and Founder, Editor and Creative Director of Kalimat Magazine

Building a Locally-Centric Design Platform by Rana Beiruti, Co-Director, Amman Design Week and Director of the Lab, Darat al Funun

A Design Biennial as Critical Perspective by Deniz Ova, Director, Istanbul Design Biennial

Cairo by Design: The Story of an Exhibition by Mohamed Elshahed, Curator for Modern Egypt, British Museum

El-Atlal, an Arts Residency in the Oasis of Jericho by Karim Kattan, Founder and Director of el-Atlal

17:00 to 19:00 - Roundtable 2 SPECULATION, EXCESS, ABANDONMENT: BEYOND #RUINPORN

Introduction: Beyond #RuinPorn by René Boer, Managing Editor, Failed Architecture

Frozen Imaginaries by Jawad Dukhgan, Studio-X Amman and Antonio Ottomanelli, Founder and Director of Planar / Photographer

After Schengen by Ignacio Evangelista, Photographer

Future Ruins and Post-Work Politics by Allison Hugill and Dan Dorocic, Antiforum

Architectures of Refusal: Grassroots Detroit by Eduardo Rega, Faculty at PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania