Product Design


Nienke Galjaard
Practice Social Practices
Project Sustainability
Major Product Design
Year Fourth Year

BA Hybrid Publishing Award 2018

Nomination Research Award & Drempelprijs


The soap is anonymous, the people who make and use it give the soap a story

Aleppo soap has been prepared with a traditional recipe for hundreds of years. About three hundred families in Syria ran businesses producing this type of soap, but due to the war production is now impossible. The soap is connected to countless stories and memories, which Syrian refugees took with them. Ghar shares the stories and memories connected to Aleppo soap, in order to make Syrian refugees less anonymous in our society.

The stories behind Aleppo's green gold