The collaborative project ‘Future Heritage’ will transform local heritage and knowledge for a sustainable, global society. We highlight cultural heritage in Palestine, which is fading and reproduce it in new forms and techniques to develop and promote it locally and internationally.
‘Future Heritage’ is a cooperation project between Ramallah Municipality, Palestine and Public Art Lab, Berlin in the field of visual arts, handcrafts and technology. The local community (handicraftsmen and -women in the field of embroidery and pottery) will create together with artists, designers and technologists new objects and patterns, which will be enhanced through new technologies.
In a 4-days Prototyping Lab, taking place in the Community Art Centre in Ramallah, German and Palestinian artists/designers/technologists will develop together with local handicraftsmen/-women art projects to augment and rethink local heritage. The co-developed art projects will be shown in large framework events and public space festivals in Ramallah in Berlin. The project wants to address issues like the revaluation of art within craft, the recuperation and actualisation of cultural traditions, explore the artistic potential of local businesses in networked societies and develop the city’s tourism strategy.
Read more about the project here.