Project 317, a collaboration between Abraham Jerusalem and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, was woven thanks to the corona epidemic that went beyond a large-scale crisis, and was also a catalyst for resourcefulness and creative thought. Between a breathing closure and a suffocating closure, several students found themselves in unexpected need of housing solutions that would allow them to continue the school year. Out of a desire to help this plight, we built a Hoot Uman program in Avraham within the framework of which three selected students were allocated rooms in the hostel. In exchange for fully funded residences, the group created dedicated and one-off works of art for the shared spaces on site, which became part of the permanent art.
The city flooded Guy Mizrahi
Department of Visual Communication, first year
Guy chose to create precisely in a space that may be taken for granted and marginal, and at the same time is the heart of the building – the elevator. The walls of the elevator were covered with colorful and kicking graffiti inspired by the streets of Jerusalem, turning it into much more than a soup of temporary transit space.
Soft as a stone Yehli Paz
Department of Industrial Design, third year
Yehli’s work combines an artistic and functional object, which aims to create an interactive experience with the hostel’s guests. The installation consists of amorphous cushions inspired by the rocky mountains of Jerusalem, from which you can arrange soft and pleasant seating areas with endless play options.
Jerusalem bar garden Din Bar
Department of Art, first year
The acoustic ceiling tiles in the lounge, which are often associated with cold and gray offices, were the required platform for an artistic intervention. He designed a ceiling painting that presents images from the natural world, mainly flowers typical of Jerusalem. The work also contains a thought-provoking message about the social conflict that exists between the city’s residents.