In less than two weeks, Jerusalem Design Week kicks off its 8th edition from June 13-20, 2019 at the Hansen House. This year’s multilayered theme is East, a term JDW will look to diffuse and unravel through a series of exhibitions, projects, performances, installations, and program of events.
JDW will bring a host of designers and curators from all over the globe to present existing projects and new ones built specifically for the design week’s theme. Highlights include an installation by HQ Architects to shift the Hansen House to face the East; the Across the East exhibition to define Eastern influence on the West and vice versa; and an East/West “hybrid reality” installation by Gilad Reich and Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari.
On a more specific level, designers + curators fromIsrael, China, Japan, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and Belgium, among others, will showcase the best of what their country has to offer. Ben Chiu, the executive director of Taiwan Design Week, will present Taiwanese contemporary design; the Indianama Project by creative agency Animal will reimagine India’s tourism imagery through a series of animated posters; and Japan-based FigLab will put on a performative drone installation.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The exhibitions at Jerusalem Design Week are free to the public but you’ll want to check out the full program of events here to plan your itinerary.