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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

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Learning through Circus

BY JOHNNY GIRGES
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Johnny Girges and Maher Safar are circus artists, educators and managers. They tell us all about their practice and the evolution of cirquenciel, an NGO, school and social enterprise model spreading joy and mobilizing amazing talent!

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Crocheting a Community

BY ELIE MOUHANNA
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Elie Mouhanna turned depression and long hours spent on youtube into beautiful works of art. Challenging gender stereotypes, he reclaims the traditional craft of crochet as a possible platform for contemporary practices and collaboration : Marsaben.

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Send it by bike!

BY LAYAL JEBRAN
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Layal Jebran introduces Deghri Messengers, the only bicycle delivery service in Lebanon and the MENA region. Get to know the team of fantastic cyclers and their bicycles, making deliveries across Beirut and beyond and beating the traffic at every turn!

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One Brick at A Time

BY PAMELA HAYDAMOUS
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Dispatch Beirut started 4 years ago when Pamela Haydamous and her friend Léa took a bucket of Legos to Beirut's Hamra street. Filling warscars with little bricks of hope, they engage communities for a better living environment at various scales.

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