BEIRUT Posts




"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. 22Salam 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. 




"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 BeirutVol. 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.




Pechakucha sends some much needed City Focus to our friends in Beirut. In spite of the weekend's tragic events, we know the city has a vibrant spirit that will undoubtedly overcome. When we look back at their numerous inspiring presentations, we're all reminded of the uniting power of creativity!




PechaKucha Night Beirut's poster for their recent PKN Vol. 23 reminds us how far the 20x20 format continues to travel! Check our their archive of always compelling presentations and click through to our PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Be inspired to design one for YOUR city's PKN! 




"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.


 

“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!

“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.


This week's City Focus goes to Beirut, a city that has just recently celebrated its 20th PechaKucha Night! Those presentations are now online, so time to take in a taste of Lebanon's creative scene.

On top of the great flyer we just shared for this Wednesday's PKN Beirut Vol. 16, here's a fantastic teaser video that was also produced for the event. Concept and animation is by Dima Boulad.

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.

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