Annelies de Vet – Disarming Design from Palestine

The PhD research project “Disarming Design from Palestine” questions how design can be a vehicle for empowerment and solidarity in oppressed realities. How can one through the practice of design develop sustainable positions in fractured societies? Building upon relations of trust and long-term involvements in Palestine, Annelys de Vet will analyze, define and design the conditions for design to have a social, political and emancipatory impact. A concrete goal is to develop, in close collaboration with local partners, new forms and platforms for design education, collaboration and exchange in Palestine, reinforcing the economic, political and artistic sustainability of designers.