The combination of old techniques with new technologies offers great potential to learn how to transform local cultures sustainably, thereby keeping traditions and skills at the heart.
The project is a collaborative process with different phases: Communication – Pre-Production – Prototyping – Development – Exhibition – Evaluation & Dissemination
Communication: The Kick-Off Event in Berlin takes place in the framework of Public Art Lab’s ‘URBAN MEDIA KITCHEN – Cultural Projects in Europe and the Arab World‘ to announce the project and launch the open call for artists.
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2016
Pre-Production: The Pre-Production Period will mainly take place in Ramallah to involve and engage the community & craftsmen/-women and their needs.
Prototyping Lab: In Ramallah we will conjointly host the heart of the project. In a 4-days Prototyping Lab, taking place from 14.-19. April 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. Together they will develop three art projects with local handicraftsmen/-women to enhance the local heritage using technologies like i.e. 3D-Printing/Scanning, Knitting Machines, Lasercutting and many more.
MAI – AUGUST 2016
Development: Interdisciplinary teams will co-develop the projets together after the Prototyping Lab. The development will take place in Berlin and Ramallah.
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2016
Exhibition: Visit us and see first results and co-developed art projects will be shown in large framework events in Berlin:
- 30. Sep – 2. Oct: Exhibition stand @ Maker Faire, Berlin
- 1. Oct: Talk @ Maker Faire, Berlin
- Sep: Ramallah’s public space festivals (Wien a Ramallah) as well as on local weekly markets.
- 9. Dec: Final exhbition @ La Villa Méditerranée, Marseille
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2016
Evaluation & Dissemination: The art projects will be shared on a common web platform, evaluated with all participants and disseminated via Newsletter, Social Media and on conferences. The project’s methodology can afterwards be adapted to other cities/cultures, but also become part of the annual programme in the community (Hoash Qandah) Community Art Centre and Laboratory For Visual Arts.