Past Beirut Event: VOL 24

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VOL 24

January 20, 2016
@ Metropolis Empire Sofil

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Framing Cities

@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

In honor of World Cities Day

"Each city in the world has an identity of its own."

In "Framing Cities" from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 24, 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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Saccal Design House

@ 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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Art Hake Initiative

@ 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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Lebtivity events for all

@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Speaker Randa Farah discusses 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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Machines to Light

@ 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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ABCycling in Beirut

@ 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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And So We Move

@ 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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From Rags To Cushions

@ 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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Van of Brothers

@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

"The more you sacrifice comfort ... the more you want to continue to live that way."

In Van of Brothers from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 24, Yann Traboulsi shares he took a trip from Australia to India in a 30 year-old van with three friends. Joining self-discovery and responsible tourism, they engage fully with their environments and make the best out of their experiences.

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Lebanese Architecture Club

@ 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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Beirut Jam Sessions

@ 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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One Brick at A Time

@ 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.

Romy Assouad
Dancer, Co-founder, Yaraqa in Beirut
Pamela Chami
Interior Designer and Maker, Tekaya Design in Beirut
Lynn Dika
Art Hake Initiative in Beirut
Pamela Haydamous
Landscape/Urban Designer, Dispatch Beirut in Beirut
Siwar Kraytem
Designer in Beirut
Diana Mehrez
Architect, Photographer in Beirut
Barrak Naamani
Designer in Beirut
Nour Saccal
Architect, Designer, Saccal Design House in Beirut
Abbas Sbeity
Founder & Director, Lebanese Architecture Club in Beirut
Anthony Semaan
Beirut Jam Sessions in Beirut
Yann Traboulsi
Videographer, Traveler in Beirut
Randa Farah
Co-Founder , Lebtivity in Beirut
Karim Hobeiche
Banking Finance, Tekaya Design in Beirut
Carol Abi Ghanem
Co-Founder, Art Hake Initiative in Beirut