IN/OUT Festival – Yasmeen Sabri

16 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
4:30 pm

Country: Jordan

Title: “Play House”

Type: Installation

Location: Princess Alia Park

Date: 26 October 2019


Yasmeen is an artist and experience designer based in Amman. She was awarded a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins in 2014, and a Masters in Information Experience Design from The Royal College of London in 2016. Sabri has since moved back to Amman to focus on her own practice and manage regional art fairs, design weeks, and exhibitions.

Sabri’s passionate about creating thought provoking, research driven works and experiences, with a focus on social, political, economic disparities, and creative solutions. Sabri has exhibited in major shows and spaces including Somerset House, Sonar Festival, Amman Design Week, and had her first solo exhibition in 2019 at Wadi Finan Gallery. Sabri has also been featured in major publications such as Dezeen, Forbes, Monocle, and London Feminist Film Festival.



Tapping on the themes of play, appropriation, and do-it-yourself used in her practice – Sabri uses cheap and found material to recreate a “Playhouse”.

With a wooden skeleton and metal mesh walls (built from everyday material found in DIY shops), and found material/recycled plastic bags to create walls to the structure.

The aim of the work is to create a simple playhouse, simply build, with found material. Thus activating the conversation around play, recycling or reusing material, and DIY entertainment objects.

The concept is to recreate the much beloved playhouse we all know and love, something that is built by the general public, but can also be engaged with the public.

The aim of this installation is to argue for the importance of play and being proactive in creating entertainment in communities where government led interventions lack.

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