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PROJECT OF MA3MAL612

Identity and the City

THE PROGRAM IDENTITY AND THE CITY IS A CALL FOR IDENTITY EXPRESSION THROUGH ART PROJECTS TO CREATE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THAT BENEFIT THE JORDANIAN COMMUNITY. ANOTHER PROJECT OF MA3MAL612 , FUNDED BY DROSOS ORGANIZATION.

Hub at Ma3mal612

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In the heart of Amman, Ma3mal 612 Technical and Creative Hub provides a safe and operational artistic haven that serves as a collective working laboratory to monitor and share past, present, and future projects from across Jordan.
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The Technical and Creative Hub at Ma3mal 612 was designed to address the problematic relationship between artists and their city. This issue was drawn from three main observations; (1) artists are working individually and in silos, (2) they are disconnected from their city, which does not represent or resemble them, and (3) they face a lack of safe and enabling environment for creativity, inspiration and technical know-how to carry their art projects forward. The Hub thus provides a well-equipped safe space that allows the training and mentorship of artists in different stages of their careers.

In addition to developing technical skills and providing tools, the higher goal of the Hub is to bring artists together in a collective reflection on their identity. Through the guidelines of the project’s Manifesto, Ma3mal 612 hopes to eventually witness a collaborative artistic cultural movement, that will reconcile artists with their own city.

The Hub facilities

the technical and creative Hub is an accessible and operational intimate set of spaces and rooms that can receive young men and women with different interests

This first space includes a professional hotel kitchen, attached to a reception suite with a spacious living room. The kitchen studio is equipped with a large oven, industrial gas for cooking, a food unit for salads and cold dishes, a large refrigerator for storing food items, as well as a microwave. In the kitchen studio, there is a meeting and dining table used for informal meetings where the hosted group can cook, discuss, share a meal and move around in the reception suite attached to the kitchen. This space has the capacity to host 15-20 people.

This second space consists of a small room equipped with a medium-sized cinema screen, a high-quality Hitachi CP-X705 LCD projector, a seating area for relaxation, and many electrical sockets. This room serves as a safe space for collective creativity and can accommodate 6-8 people.

This third space is an isolated and acoustically treated 4×4 meters studio, ready to host artists and musicians for recording, mixing, and broadcasting. The studio is equipped with an iMac system, Apollo Interface, Adams Speakers, and several Sure microphones.

This fourth area is 5×5 meters comfortable space that is equipped with two editing stations and can cater to 6 working artists. The editing room is equipped with several editing suites including; Adobe, Premiere, Davinci, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and 3D Max. The montage room is equipped with 2 PC monitors as well as an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) and a MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 16-inch).

The fifth space is a medium-sized room that provides a quiet and comfortable environment for thinking, creative writing, and typing. The bright room is equipped with a printer, a flipchart as well as all necessary written supplies, and has the capacity to host 8 people.

The sixth space is the biggest area of the Hub (12×6 meters). This space can host all types of performances on its stage (3×4 meters); from theatre plays to film screenings, training and workshops as well as music performances. With its separate entrance, big terrace, and private bathrooms, this space is very convenient to gather and organize meetings, seminars, and events. It is equipped with a Christie LW555 Projector, a Sony Soundsystem, and a basic adjustable lighting system. The multipurpose room is available for rent to the public and provides an independent and well-equipped space with a capacity to host 30-50 people.

From HUB.

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