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Jerusalem Design Week 2022 will explore design and ephemerality

Israel Architecture News - Apr 02, 2022 - 14:25   740 views

Jerusalem Design Week 2022 will explore design and ephemerality

The 11th Israeli edition and 6th international edition of Jerusalem Design Week (JDW) takes place in Jerusalem’s historic Hansen House from 23rd–30th June 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel

Welcoming more than 40,000 visitors, JDW is Israel’s foremost public design event. At Hansen House, 200 Israeli and international designers will participate in over 40 events, exhibitions, and installations. Moreover, JDW will see new collaborations with leading local and international partners. With design centred around a yearly theme, JDW encourages non-commercial works and a cross-disciplinary approach in targeting new formats for exhibitions, performances, and events.

This year’s Jerusalem Design Week theme examines the NOW. It considers the present as a temporal, time-related trap which compresses both past and future, and asks designers to reassess their agency. The quickening pace of technological change, radical social transformations, and threats to the world’s ecological stability, make the future impossible to predict. For these same reasons, the past is impossible to sustain. 

The design world fundamentally echoes, acts in, and serves the prevailing zeitgeist. A persistence of short-term thinking in the present—viewing design as ephemeral—demands new approaches from designers. For that reason, questioning and challenging the status quo is more important than ever. JDW 2022 aims to explore design and ephemerality, with a focus on the present time—‘the NOW’—and its impact on the field of design.

Jerusalem Design Week 2022 will explore design and ephemerality

90 Degrees Installation for Jerusalem Design Week designed by HQ Architects. Photography © Dor Kedmi

Jerusalem Design Week was initiated by Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology and managed by Ran Wolf company. The event is promoted by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage.

Jerusalem Design Week will be held between 23rd–30th June 2022 at Hansen House, 14 Gedalyahu Alon St Jerusalem Israel.

Opening Times 

Thursday 23rd 7:30PM - 11PM 

Friday 24th 10AM - 4PM 

Saturday 25th 10AM - 11PM 

Sunday - Thursday 26-30.6 4PM - 11PM

Free entry.

Follow JDW @jlmdesignweek | #JDW22

Top image: 90 Degrees Installation for Jerusalem Design Week designed by HQ Architects. Photography © Dor Kedmi.

90 Degrees Installation for Jerusalem Design Week

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