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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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Beirut Jam Sessions

BY ANTHONY SEMAAN
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

“Initially the plan was to bring bands to Beirut, organize concerts, and make something cool out of the music scene in Lebanon–which was not very active at the time.…and then we said it can’t just be bringing bands to Beirut, we need to promote local bands as well”

In Beirut Jam Sessions from PechaKucha Night Beruit’s Volume 24, Speaker  Anthony Semaan tells how he started Beirut Jam Sessions with two of his friends. Building up the local music scene and collaborating with international artists, they have created a platform that supports music acts and develops local talent in Lebanon and abroad.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. 

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Lebanese Architecture Club

BY ABBAS SBEITY
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Architects build communities, not (only) buildings. That is the belief at the core of the Lebanese Architecture Club. Abbas Sbeity introduces the values, achievements and goals of the LAC, a great community of active young architects and designers.

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Van of Brothers

BY YANN TRABOULSI
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Last year, Yann Traboulsi took a trip from Australia to India in a 30 year-old van with three other guys. Joining self-discovery and responsible tourism they engage fully with their environments and make the best out of their experiences.

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From Rags To Cushions

BY PAMELA CHAMI
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

With Karim Hobeiche, Pamela Chami tells the story of Farid, a unique piece of fabric with a bright future. With many others like him, one day Farid found himself destined for the dump. Luckily for him, Tekaya Design looks for fabrics like Farid and helps them fulfill their destiny by turning them into unique patchwork designs.

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And So We Move

BY ROMY ASSOUAD
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

How does the body move in nature? Romy Assouad and Corinne Skaff explore how natural landscapes can inspire different moving experiences, ones that disconnect you from your daily routine and reconnect you to your body and the space around you.

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ABCycling in Beirut

BY SIWAR KRAYTEM
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Siwar Kraytem is passionate 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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Machines to Light

BY BARRAK NAAMANI
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Barrak Naamani had a safe and high-paying job in Kuwait when he decided to trade it all in and pursue his passion in Beirut. Expanding his family's tailor business brought with it unexpected surprises, inspiration and creativity.

 

 

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Lebtivity events for all

BY RANDA FARAH
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Speaker Randa Farah discusses Lebtivity.com Initially covering events happening outside the city such as hiking and camping, the site gradually increased its geographical coverage as well as the diversity of events. 
Today, the social calendar includes cultural, musical, and culinary events as well as conferences, exhibitions and activities for everyone including families and youth.

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Art Hake Initiative

BY CAROL ABI GHANEM
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Art Hake is an independent group of activists that seeks to build a self-sustaining community to fight against various injustices in Lebanon. Carol Abi Ghanem's talk introduces their Guerrilla Gardening project, an environmental intervention which empowers local communities and fosters social cohesion.

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Saccal Design House

BY NOUR SACCAL
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Speaker Nour Saccal takes us on a trip into the design and fabrication process behind the sleek aesthetics of some of Saccal Design House's latest creations. 

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Framing Cities

BY DIANA MEHREZ
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Speaker Diana Mehrez's background in architecture plays an important role in how she perceives and captures cities around the world. In her talk, she explains her process and what catches her eye.

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