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Starch Foundation 2014-2015

BY STARCH FOUNDATION
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Starch Foundation's 2014-2015 team members Ghaith Abi Ghanem, Jad Melki, Timi Hayek and Jo Baaklini tell us about their design experience as part of the foundation's program. Architecture and Fashion design projects unfold in an inspiring combination of concepts, drawings and energetic colors. Who said work's not fun? 

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A Figure Skater in a Hockey Game

BY ROY KHALIL
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Roy Khalil shares his blogger experience, comparing himself to a figure skater in a hockey game and dropping, on his way, a couple of jokes about his younger self and what it is that he's doing. Enjoy!

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Fertile Voids

BY MONICA BASBOUS
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Monica Basbous invites us to wander through a city she has redefined using illustrations and constructed images, means that allow her to achieve what architecture and other urban interventions do not allow. Leftover spaces get invaded by mind  projections: you know, when you stare long enough at a void... 

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Synck

BY ELSA SAADÉ
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Elsa Saadé presents Synck, a project that aims at establishing a networking platform, based on Endosymbiosis, a relationship between two organisms, one living inside the other, wherein both parties benefit from one another and the survival of one is dependent on the existence of the other.

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Urbacraft city crafting system

BY AYSSAR ARIDA
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion take us through the journey of creating and launching Urbacraft, a city crafting system that redefines the boundaries between playfulness and construction, while providing the users with plenty of new possibilities. Let the fun begin! 

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Thinking Public Spaces

BY ANDRÉ SLEIMAN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

In Thinking Public Spaces, André Sleiman tackles the oh-so-controversial issue of public spaces in Lebanon, and invites the audience to reflect upon the balance to be found between public and private property - and well, to "Move it!"

Defining the difference between what is public, and what is private, perhaps it is best to change that for the good of the public. Paid car parks, paid parks, paid beaches. These are just a few of the consequences of what it means to live in a place of private property. 

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Rethinking Design

BY DOREEN TOUTIKIAN
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 29, 2012

Doreen thinks that design can change the world for the better, and that's what she hopes to achieve with her "Rethinking Design Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration" project. As you'll find out, it's a multinational endeavor that involves designers from Lebanon, Europe, and a few NGOs. (in English)

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