Jerusalem Design Week 2024

Jerusalem Design Week 2024

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Participate and be impressed and inspired by design exhibitions by local and international activists.

Participate and be impressed and inspired by design exhibitions by local and international activists, and take part in unique events and installations.  Every year, festival guests will enjoy dozens of exhibitions, installations, events, and unique projects featuring dozens of local and international designers.  The theme of this year's event is "Lies and Falsehoods" a phenomenon that accompanies us from the dawn of humanity, from Adam and Eve in Paradise, to the present day. 

While this topic was always prevalent in human cultures, nowadays it has gained an unprecedented momentum.  The digital age has brought about a fundamental undermining of all that is considered to be authentic and the truth.   Fake news, deepfake, and deliberate deception have become an integral part of our reality.  As part of Jerusalem Design Week 2023, his role will be discussed by the designers.   Among others, the event will examine the meaning of illusions – through works that hide the truth and create parallel realities.   Other creations are dedicated to discovery and exposure, along with the possibility of truth and authenticity in the form of lies and falsehood.

Design Week hosts exhibitions and encourages outstanding collaborations between artists and cultural institutions.

Among the events, exhibitions, and exhibits at the Hansen House:

  • An integrated exhibition led by designer Shachar Kedem in collaboration with the Natural History Museum examines the response of local artists to the act of taxidermy, influencing nature and other aspects of the complex relationship between humans and their surroundings.
  • Dr. Jonathan Ventura and Galit Bo are curating an exhibition on a mobilized design that will reveal how objects and consumer products are harnessed as mechanisms for spreading social messages.
  • TYPOMANIA, a group of graphic designers from Moscow presents works by designers from all over the world as part of an exhibition of posters dedicated to discussing truth and falsehood.
  • The "Matchmaker" project will deal with urban—Jerusalem mythologies, managed by the new matchmakers Noa Rich and Yochai Alush. The project brings together designers, storytellers, and guides from Jerusalem who will discuss iconic buildings throughout the city and create new and surprising memories of the places, the people, and the stories behind them.

The spaces of the design and research academies will function as shop windows; an avenue of pavilions of prophets and fortune-tellers will offer passers-by false and true predictions about their future.   Throughout the Hansen House, there will be additional exhibits and events dedicated to manipulation, man-machine, wizardry in design, propaganda, and more.

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  • Doron Altaratz
    Doron Altaratz
    July 8, 2023

    Hansen House Jerusalem is a unique cultural center that offers various activities and experiences. There are many things to do, but I mostly liked the are and design exhibition

  • Falk Uebernickel
    Falk Uebernickel
    July 16, 2019

    This restaurant is delicious, cosy and absolutely relaxing. I like the style and atmosphere very much, it conveys a kind of family feeling. The service is a bit chaotic but nevertheless top class :-) just relax and enjoy.

  • Laura Moreno
    Laura Moreno
    February 26, 2021

    The restaurant is delicious. We got a full picnic for two and sat on one of the tables in the beautiful garden outside. We also saw the exhibit: Permanent Residence. It was absolutely lovely.

  • Amir Bar-Maor
    Amir Bar-Maor
    December 27, 2017

    Beautiful structure that is open to the public with history and a great option for a breakfast or lunch break. It is used to day for post graduate studies and escaped the jaws of the real estate demolition sharks.

  • Ulrich Jacov Becker
    Ulrich Jacov Becker
    April 25, 2019

    The house and compound were full of various activities for kids of a range of ages - special occasion, so don't take it for usual. It was great and the kids loved it and needed to be convinced to go.

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