Past Beirut Event: VOL 21

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VOL 21

December 10, 2014
@ Dar bistro & books

So the year is coming to an end, but here’s one more occasion to get together around drinks and inspiring stories! For the 21st PechaKucha Night in Beirut, we have gathered presenters from multiple fields – and countries! So join us at Dar bistro & books for the last session of the year. 

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How To Become A Paper Architect-101

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Architect/urban planner/visual artist Etienne Bastormagi gives us valuable insight on how to become a paper architect. Get ready to embark on a beautifully colored journey! 

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The Wire Mannequin

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maya Moussa shares her experience, and tells us the story behind The Wire Mannequin! A stylish, exciting talk!

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Arab Image Foundation

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@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Hala Tawil talks about the Arab Image Foundation, dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of photography from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab Diaspora. The tale of a foundation that acts as an open resource for research, scholarly, artistic and curatorial initiatives, engaging in the study and critical inquiry of photographic and archival practices. Inspiring!

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Boisseliers du Rif

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

“Our specialty is our ability to offer customized products to discerning clients using both traditional and modern craftsmanship techniques” says Jean-Marc Rif about Boisseliers du Rif, a business his family has been running since 1913! This third generation wood works and furniture manufacturer tells us about the benefits of specializing in skilled manual labor…Let’s (re)discover the art of craftsmanship in the 21st century! 

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@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Psychology student Selma Zaki describes Lezem as being part of her: "LEZEM is my way of giving back to Lebanon & it is where I channel my hope for this country". Maya Ayache tells us all about this beautiful journey...

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It Comes in Whispers

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

"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!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015. It was featured again on November 16th, 2015 in a show of solidarity with the cities of Paris and Beirut who, over the weekend, both experienced harrowing tragedies.

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Sista Brown's

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Samar Al-Bunnia talks about the organization called Sista Brown. Sista Brown`s is a social events that bring artist and designers together with Artsy Eatery, Social Space, and Pop-up Shops. 

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The Design Road to Roadie

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Raafat Hamze and Hassane Slaibi share their journey on the ‘Design Road to Raodie’, a revolutionary automatic tuner! Discover all about this amazing project! 

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Dar Bistro&Books

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Dima Abulhusn talks about the history and mission of Dar. Dar is a community and organization that promotes good food, books, and culture. 

Lily Abichahine
Attorney- Advocate, Fast Forward (NGO) in Beirut
Dima Abulhusn
Dar bistro & books in Beirut
Boris Cindric
Architect, Atelier Boris Cindric in Paris
Raafat Hamze
in beirut
Hassane Slaibi
CEO, Co-founder, Band Industries in Beirut
Jean-Marc Rif
Interior designer / wood work and furniture manufacturer, Boisseliers du Rif in Beirut
Maya Moussa
Fashion Blogger in Beirut
Jad Salameh
Composer | Pianist in Paris
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Arab Image Foundation
Selma Zeki
in Beirut
Etienne Bastormagi
Architect . Urban Designer . Visual Artist in Beirut