Dana Awartani seeks to revive traditional Arab forms, techniques, concepts and spatial constructs as well as historic artistic practices by making them relevant to the contemporary context. When the dust of conflict settles (2023) features an archive of recreated decorative stone carvings excerpted from monuments across Syria that were damaged during the Arab Spring. The project is a collaboration between the artist and Turquoise Mountain—a Jordan- based traditional crafts program that supports Syrian trainees—as well as stonemasons in Saudi Arabia. Displayed alongside are Awartani’s studies of patterns based on the carved designs. The work reveals how traditional crafts can contribute to the processes of healing and rebuilding.