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Design week installation turned into blankets for poor families

By JT - Jan 24,2017 - Last updated at Jan 24,2017

AMMAN — The Amman Design Week (ADW) team has converted a wool installation into blankets to be distributed to underprivileged Syrian refugees and poor Jordanian families, the event organisers said in a statement released Tuesday.

The action is part of an initiative to recycle the materials used during the ADW, held last September. The recycled installation is “Entrelac”, a piece created through a joint collaboration between local fashion designer Raya Kassisieh and NADAAA, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm led by MIT professor Nader Tehran.

The local craftswomen who knitted the piece dismantled it themselves and transformed it into 38 finished individual blankets. ADW Co-Director Rana Beiruti said that thanks to the week’s focus on social responsibility and community development, most of the materials used in the exhibition’s installations have been reused and recycled.

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