The COVID-19 pandemic has put businesses and livelihoods of many designers in Jordan at risk. In response to this situation, the Goethe-Institut Jordan, within the framework of takween and partnership with Twelve Degrees, is implementing a Product Design Fellowship dedicated to (young and) mid-career designers in Jordan to enhance their expertise as well as resilience and responsiveness in a time of profound challenges. The target of the program is to expand professional activities through resilience-building measures.
The program focuses on the intersections of economic, social and environmental sustainability. It is designed to give the participants hands-on experience to improve their design skills. In addition to raising their awareness on urgent topics of today’s world, to become more resilient, sustainable, and comprehensive in their approach to design.
Haitham El Khatib
Hamze Al Subaihi
LinkedIn: Hamze Al Subaihi
Pascal Hachem, based in Beirut, is an artist / product designer represented by Selma Feriani Gallery in Tunis / London and Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery in Milan. He won awards in different competitions like Bang & Olufsen and the Boghossian prize, Brussels, Nadour Collection in Germany and Kamel Lazaar foundation in Switzerland. He lectured at Art Basel Talks in Switzerland, at the City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand and at the Mosaic Rooms London. Hachem conceives each work as a discrete experience, through processes that employ the visual. Working through performative acts, interventions into urban spaces, or by creating sculptural installations in gallery settings.
Sahar has been working with (inter)national clients for the past twenty years. She is an industrial designer by training and an entrepreneur and a design advocate by heart. Sahar is one of the most awarded designers in the Middle East and is considered a pioneer in product design. Her design work ranges from medical design to new concept furniture. At the same time, Sahar works hard at developing new talent and inspiring design thinking in the Middle East through talks, mentoring, workshops, and using design to empower underprivileged communities.
A brand designer, a strategist and a constant believer that every talent can make it through proper branding.
Qaddoumi leaves an everlasting mark in any design endeavor she engages in, one could describe her work as a marriage of minimalism and fun.
She finds inspiration in people, anything and everything, wandering in the streets of Amman and the world; it gives her the inspiration for expressing emotions in her works of design.
Driven by empowering others through teaching and mentoring, Amani Qaddoumi never hesitates to share her experience with anyone and everyone.