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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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Shameless Body Talk

BY DIANA ABOU ABBAS
IN BEIRUT

Diana Abou Abbas from Marsa Sexual Health Center is a human rights activist based in Beirut. She is the manager at Marsa, providing comprehensive sexual healthcare access to youth, and awareness around sexuality education since 2011. Her talk focuses on available health services at the center, their youth outreach campaigns, events and recent taboo-breaking videos like Leila The Spy and Trans Meets World!

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Democracy, a most civil war

BY KARIM HAROUN
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Karim Haroun is a filmmaker and producer based in Canada. For his talk, he is sharing his views on democracy in the Lebanese context, in relation to the municipal elections that are taking place during this time. What are the similarities and differences between democracy and war?

 

 

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All is texture

BY TAMARA BARRAGE
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Since 2014, Tamara Barrage has been exploring the tactile and sensorial characteristics of materials. Using an array of experimental techniques, Tamara investigates how materials behave, and how forms and textures provoke our senses. In her talk, she speaks about her obsession with textures and materials and how she nourishes and explores this obsession in her work to create unique designs.

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Animating Intuition

BY MARILYN HADDAD
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Marilyn Haddad is an independent animator based in Beirut. In her talk, she tells us about the different challenges she faced during her education, but also how following her intuition allowed her to express herself through animated drawings.

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The Story Center

BY LENA MERHEJ
IN BEIRUT

Lena Merhej founded The Story Center because she believes in bringing stories to life. In her presentation, she tells us about her journey through visual storytelling and comics, and takes us through the different activities and workshops she gives at the center in order to empower those around her to share their story.

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The other side of the city

BY MOUSTAFA FAHS
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Moustafa Fahs takes locals and tourists into the hidden alleys of Beirut. A fan and advocate of walking in the city, his engaging Alternative Tours promise to reveal the other side of Beirut with its forgotten charm and idiosyncrasies.

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Handmade Images

BY SORAYA GHEZELBASH
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Soraya Ghezelbash is a French-Iranian architect & artist based in Beirut working with a broad range of media including silkscreen, drawing and installations. In her talk, she takes us through her silkscreen practice, using a variety of objects around her to manually construct unique impressions.

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Parkour: Dodging Obstacles

BY MAJED AL MEDAWAR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

"We use the parks and gardens as outdoor gyms, and we use our bodies as obstacles to overcome. And I wasn't afraid to fail."

 

In Parkour: Dodging Obstacles from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 25Majed Medawar is a landscape architect and free-runner, amongst other things. In his talk, he tells us about his journey from gymnastics to parkour, from the gym to the outdoors and the city. Listen in to see how Parkour's philosophy and relationship to obstacles changed Majed's relationship to landscapes and challenges. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Webnesday, June 8th, 2016

 

BEIRUT Blog

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.