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PechaKucha Presentation

Beirut Central District: from flânerie to photography

PRESENTED ON APR 10, 2017
IN YEREVAN @ VOL 23

Arin Hovsepian talks on how the post-war reconstruction of the Beirut Central District affected the experience of the city.

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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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Fast Forward

BY AHMAD OSMAN
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Ahmad Osman introduces Fast Forward, an Organization working on enhacing public transport in Beirut. 

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Positive Lebanon

BY PATRICIA MOUKARZEL
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Patricia Moukarzel from Tamyras introduces Positive Lebanon, a project that looks on the bright side. She tells us about all the inspiring people and civil society initiatives that contribute to making lebanon a better place.

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Wakkel, for when you can't

BY ZAINAB NASSER
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Zainab Nasser tells the story of Wakkel, the customized assistance service for everyone. From exchanging services, to working with her mother, to being part of the crazy Beirut traffic, Zainab has created Wakkel to take care of tasks, errands and logistics when you can't.

 

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ABCycling in Beirut

BY SIWAR KRAYTEM
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

"'Why on earth ride a bike in this city ?' This is the way I started my graduation project thinking of the reasons why I would ride a bike or anyone would also ride a bike."

In ABCycling in Beirut from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol.24Siwar 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.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2016. 

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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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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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Urban Sketchers Lebanon

BY JUDY ABI ROUSTOM
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Founder of Urban Sketchers Lebanon, Judy J. Abi Roustom is an Architect and sketch addict. Through the collective act of sketching, USK members regularly meet to reclaim spaces around the city and the country, and to show them in a different light. Through her activities, Judy aims to make art more accessible, for a community of passionate, like-minded individuals. 

 

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Safe Parks for Lebanon

BY LAMA YAZBECK
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Lama Yazbeck, the Executive Director of Himaya, shares the Safe Parks project: mobile playgrounds in which children across Lebanon can experience diversity and carefree moments in protected environments. The one-of-a-kind project was launched by himaya, a Lebanese NGO established in 2009 in the child protection sector.