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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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A Story of Wander

BY LILIANE RAHAL
IN BEIRUT

With a passion for collecting instruments from their travels, Sarah Kaskas writer/composer/vocalist, and Liliane Rahal percussionist/co-arranger, gave birth to Wanderland, an indie/folk duo band making homemade heart-warming music. Listen to them narrate the story of how they met and began their adventure with the song "La Terrasse", and tell us about their process and inspiration.

 

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Hungry for visuals

BY GEORGE TABATADZE
IN BEIRUT

George Tabatadze invites us to explore the inspirations behind his visual work. Fascinated by detailed textures and patterns, George creates two and three-dimensional abstract landscapes that can include scientific visualizations from the 1990s to today as well as various forms of data. 

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What's a Brane?

BY AYSSAR ARIDA
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion introduce their latest project: Makerbrane, a physical and digital toolbox that lets anyone design, build, and sell their own line of cool toys. This educational toy allows anyone to mix their own LEGOs, littleBits electronics, Meccano, 3D prints and anything they can imagine into designs, objects and systems of their creation.

 

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Safe Parks for Lebanon

BY LAMA YAZBECK
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Lama Yazbeck, the Executive Director of Himaya, shares the Safe Parks project: mobile playgrounds in which children across Lebanon can experience diversity and carefree moments in protected environments. The one-of-a-kind project was launched by himaya, a Lebanese NGO established in 2009 in the child protection sector. 

 

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Halcyon

BY AYMAN HASSAN
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Ayman Hassan, co-founder of Studio zumra and Rachel Dedman, curator in Beirut, will unveil the story of ‘Halcyon’, an exhibition part of the Transart Triennale 2016. Halcyon is driven solely by video and text-based work and its design is born of the collaboration between Studio Zumra and Rachel. The project experiments with the installation of long-form writing in exhibition, creating a space in which an audience might spend extended time watching, reading and listening.

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps

BY NADER TABRI
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

In a short illustrated story, Nader Tabri breaks down the creative process into 6 simple steps. Buckle up for "How to illustrate an illustration, an illustrative guide (complete with illustratory illustrations) by a not-so-illustrious illustrator who sucks at giving titles to things or how I learned to stop worrying and love fig jam."

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Alternative Grassroots Journalism

BY KAREEM CHEHAYEB
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Facing the current state of media and journalism in Lebanon, Kareem Chehayeb and Sarah Shmaitilly founded Beirut Syndrome, an alternative and grassroots journalism platform. Their project is based on the importance of informing the public, tackling uneasy questions, creating conversations and building communities. 

 

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ABCycling in Beirut

"'Why on earth ride a bike in this city ?' This is the way I started my graduation project thinking of the reasons why I would ride a bike or anyone would also ride a bike."
In ABCycling in Beirut from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol.24Siwar Kraytem shares her passion about design and cycling. As part of her final year project, she created this guide to cycling in one of the least bike-friendly cities, Beirut. Beautifully illustrated and filled with a wonderful sense of humor, this guide will help you get on your two-wheels in any concrete jungle.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Monica Basbous

    Lebanese-born (1988) in Venezuela, I completed my Bachelor and Masters in Architecture and Sciences of the City at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2012) and I am based in Beirut since 2013. I am an independent researcher using text, images, sound and drawing to address the relation between people and lived spaces. My focuses include mobility, informality and the politics of (public) space.

  • Diane Mehanna

    Diane Mehanna is a freelance architect based in Beirut. Diane has always been drawn to community-oriented projects as well as the role of urban design and architecture in the mold of local social aspects. She graduated with a Master degree in Architecture from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (Alba), in 2014. Later, her involvement with art has led her to start with a second Masters in Art Criticism and Curating at USJ, Beirut. She is one of the creators and co-writers of "Losing Touch, Beyrouth des petits métiers", a book on Lebanese traditional workers, published by Tamyras in 2011.