Examines Real or Imagined "Lies and Falsehoods" in Design
Jerusalem Design Week returns for its 12th edition from 22nd–29th June 2023 at the historic Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology. The flagship event of Hansen House, and Israel’s leading design event, Jerusalem Design Week 2023 will build on its previous successful editions. Showcasing a wide range of unique exhibitions, installations, and projects, the event welcomes the participation of both Israeli and international designers.
JDW 2023 theme is "Lies and Falsehoods"
Even if lies and falsehoods have accompanied human civilization since time immemorial, it seems today they are proliferating at unprecedented levels. The digital age brought with it a comprehensive challenge to the concepts of trust, authenticity, and truth. Fake news, deep fake videos, false images, and disinformation have become commonplace phenomena. And while a significant part of this world of lies and illusion exists in the digital realm, it is projected from the screen outwards. The post-truth era has conquered both digital and analog reality. Not only has the search for truth been abandoned, it feels that even if we find it, we are no longer sure of its worth. Illusions, on the other hand, prove their financial, social, and political efficiency each day anew. The designer’s work oscillates between reality and fiction. On the one hand, there is the constant expectation to produce a dazzling spectacle, the longing for beauty, and the impetus to generate desire in order to maximize profits. On the other hand, current design practices have been focusing more and more on establishing transparency, building trust, and taking responsibility.
The 2023 Jerusalem Design Week sets out to examine and celebrate the role of the designer in these contexts. It seeks to do so through works that explore the importance of illusion—that conceals and deceives, creating parallel realities—alongside works that deal with disclosure and honesty, examining the possibility of truth and authenticity, despite the abundance of lies and falsehoods. For one week, the interior and exterior spaces of Hansen House will be filled with dozens of installations, performances, shows, exhibitions, and projects, from all design disciplines—most on display for the first time. Among them, international and local design and architecture groups will create captivating immersive spaces. Once again, JDW features unique exhibitions and collaborations between creatives, cultural institutions, and bodies of knowledge.
About Jerusalem Design Week
Launched in 2011, Jerusalem Design Week is the largest and most influential public event dedicated to design in Israel, with a variety of events, shows, and international and local exhibitions. JDW is the flagship project of Hansen House, which initiates and hosts extensive and diverse activities to promote design in Jerusalem, and Israeli designers in general. Every year, JDW focuses on one theme, exploring unique Jerusalemite and Israeli situations that carry an international relevance. We believe that the singular cultural landscape in Israel makes it a live lab of urgent global issues, and that it is the duty of design to respond and react to these issues. Every year, designers and design teams working in a range of disciplines are invited to participate, develop new projects and ideas, and respond to the annual theme in their own way. The Jerusalem Design Week is an initiative of the Jerusalem Ministry and the Jerusalem Development Authority, and is held under the direction of Hansen House and Ran Wolf company.
「Jerusalem Design Week 2023」
|22nd–29th June 2023