Kiryat Hamelacha – Demography, Appearance and Making

Monday 27/5/16 at 14:30

In 1965 Kiryat Hamelacha was inaugurated as the light industrial area of Tel Aviv. It housed hundreds of businesses which to this day have opened and closed over the years but in the past few years we have witnessed a change with artists and galleries taking over some of the workshops and commercial spaces and the walls becoming a canvas for street art. The Benyamini Center opened 5 years ago and is part of the center for contemporary art in Tel Aviv. This symposium examines the apparent and social changes of Kiryat Hamelacha relating to the history of the place, the dialog between old and new as well as the dialog between artisans, artist, workshops and galleries.

14:30 Opening remarks – Marcelle Klein, director of the Benyamini Center
14:40 The Society for Craft Rehabilitation in Tel Aviv-Jaffa – Roy Fabian, artist and researcher of urbanism

Session 1 15:40 – 17:20 Social changes in view of new and developing creativity

Sebastian Wallerstein – Director of the Israel Affordable Housing Center, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.
Affordable Housing as a tool to prevent gentrification

LILACH TZUR BEN-MOSHE – founder and executive director at ‘TURNING THE TABLES’

Rei Dishon – founding member and partner in Art Space Tlv in Kiryat Hamelach and guide of cultural tours in Tel Aviv.
They call it Graffiti – I call it art in public places

Artist Dvora Morag
Art Laborer

17:20 – 18:00 Break

Sessions 2: 18:00 – 19:40 Vanishing crafts, old and new technologies

Meital katz – designer and entrepreneur.
The story of the craftsmen who are disappearing from the world

Vered Shatil – designer and restorer of furniture MAY Vintage.
For the naïve and speakers of truth – story of a family factory

REDDISH – Naama Steinbok and Idan Friedman – designers
Molding Objects

Eran Apelbaum – lecturer and designers
Print me two cottage please

Parking at 23 Bar Yohai street for 20 shekels
Advance registration: 03-5182257 or
Cost: 65 shekels and 50 shekels for members of the CAAI and students

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