NOVEMBER 18, 2015
"It didn't matter what I had... because when there was inspiration, there was always a way to do it."
In Unrevealed Canvases, from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 22, Salam Shokor takes us through the personal and passionate journey behind some of his amazing paintings, sharing the experience and daily challenges of being a young artist nowadays.
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."
Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas!
"Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015.
NOVEMBER 15, 2015
OCTOBER 25, 2015
MAY 25, 2015
"Its not about what you see, but how you see it."
In A Thin Line from Beirut, Vol. 22, Serge Najjar, who once suspected he could never creative anything artistic, offers a truly stunning view of Lebanon through his masterful photos, full of delicate humanity against a backdrop of unsuspecting yet dramatic architecture. While alluding to the thin line between past and present, he shares his experience of how the challenge to create a single image can shape one's view the entire the world, adding "when you look at things around you with a new eye, you live again."
Come see the world through Najjar's lens, in this highly compelling presentation, and be inspired to see your surroundings with curiosity, attention, seeking magical revelations in everyday life.
MARCH 29, 2015
“Creativity abides by no rules, but does not necessarily create chaos.”
Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In ‘It Comes in Whispers’ from PKN Beirut Vol. 21, he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes. Little whispers, great ideas!
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
“I find that playing with the city and conceiving the city on a different level is seductive, yet possible.”
Architect and researcher Monica Basbous invites us to wander through a city she has redefined using illustrations and constructed images. In “Fertile Voids” from PKN Beirut Vol. 20 she discusses the relationship between people and spaces, and shows how the unused sections of her city might be better utilised to encourage interaction between people and their environment.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Beirut's Vol. 16 is just arond the corner -- this Wednesday, February 27 -- and here's a look at the lovely illustrated flyer that was produced for the event. You'll find more details on the official event page.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.