6-14 October 2017

Light as Shelter: Haya Abdul Hameed at the Hangar Exhibition

By Amman Design Week
On Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Wanting to emphasize the power of collective action, and stemming from the idea of an 'awning', traditionally defined as a roof-like shelter providing protection from sun or rain, artist Haya Abdul Hameed created an installation that takes the essence of shelter and redefines its function in relation to the power of many. 


'Awning' is an interactive installation at the Hangar Exhibition during Amman Design Week 2017 that employs light as the main medium. The light varies in intensity according to the number of people coming together to activate it and bring it to life. Instead of providing shade, the installation provides light as a source of shelter, emphasizing the importance of unity.