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April 01, 2016

Jadal: An open space on a stairway

tags:#Amman, #community work, #Jadal, #Jordan, #open space, #safe space
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

Jadal is an open space in Amman, the capital of Jordan, where cultural activities and knowledge sharing fuse to evoke and spread new societal values. The not-for-profit project aims at encouraging creativity, innovation and collective activities that benefit the community. It creates a space for self-exploration, questioning, sharing skills and experiences, critical discussions, reflection and artistic expression.

Jadal is situated in one of the old houses on al-Kalha stairs, connecting Downtown, the busy old heart of the city and Jabal L’Weibdeh, a neighbourhood bursting with ambitious start-ups and creative initiatives. During the 3 years of its existence, Jadal has become a safe space for local groups such as students, urban refugees, expatriates, artists, thinkers and activists.

The cornerstone of the project is seeking to build a horizontal management model and to assure financial independence. The space has been run by a diverse community which believes that these features might contribute positively to questioning the current hierarchical world system and creating an alternative way of functioning.

Support Jadal and contribute to the sustainability of a space that is comitted to assure that as many people as possible exercise their rights to culture, arts, education, as well as critical and free thought.

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Jadal: An open space on a stairway