The Education Program was developed in 1998, focusing primarily on youth from Jerusalem, by providing them with opportunities to engage in creative acitivites which are otherwise neglected in the school systems. 

Specifically, by developing participants' aesthetic awareness and appreciation of their surroundings, the youth workshops seek to enable participants to express themselves more effectively and to challenge issues, whether social, political, or environmental,  that affect them, their peers and their wider community. Through creative, stimulating and challenging workshops, participants learn new modes of expression. 

Organised in partnership with community centers, youth clubs and educational institutions, the workshops are led by artists both from the local community and visitng artists from all over the world who participate in the Artist-in-Residence program. As such, the program is part of an ongoing effort to connect and collaborate with different institutions and individuals at local, regional and international levels.

Disarming Design from Palestine Create-Shop

Disarming Design from Palestine 

August 25, 2015 - September 10, 2015 

Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label presenting useful products developed, designed, and produced in Palestine by contemporary artists and designers. During this year's 3-week create shop, 18 artists and designers in Jerusalem and 12 in Gaza have developed remarkable new goods that will soon be sold via the online store.The create-shop course is guided and organized by Diarming Design (Annelys de Vet) and Sami Khaldi, and includes independent curators, artists and designers such as: Jumana Abboud, Aline Khoury, Benji Boyadgian, Yazan Khalili, Lara Khaldi, Alya Rayyan, and Rudy Luitjers. 

An exhibition featuring the participants and output from the create-shop took place from September 10 - September 18, 2015. The newsletter published on the create-shop can be found here.

For further information on Disarming Design please email or visit their website