This project, which now has chapters across the globe, inspires learning, offers a platform for discussion and exchange and gives an opportunity to explore issues related to Arab culture.
“The idea is that curious people can be successful, and people who are successful can be good community members, and good community members make good communities.” Mikey M.
More on this in Al-Fanar Media here
We salute the commitment of the young Red Cross volunteers in Lebanon.
The Lebanese Red Cross is one of the most respected organizations in the country. The first aid responders have always worked with a humanitarian approach, demonstrating professionalism and effectiveness.
Read The Daily Star article here
Do you remember “West Beyrouth”? The classic movie, written and directed by Ziad Doueiri, was released 20 years ago. The story of coming of age of three teenagers at the time of the outbreak of the civil war in 1975. The movie, amongst other prizes, won the Prix François Chalais at the Directors’ fortnight of …
Plastic pollution is impacting our lives in a dramatic way. We encourage all initiatives to reduce or eliminate the consumption of single-use plastic.
A few months ago the municipality of Jbeil was the first in Lebanon to ban the use of plastic bags. These will have to be replaced by -environmentally friendly-biodegradable bags by the end of the year.
There has also been a #BalaPlastic campaign led by local NGOs to encourage establishments to ban all single-use plastic straws and bottles.
Because of our terrible waste management, it’s important to remember that most of the waste we throw comes right back at us through water and air pollution.
Local french newspaper L’Orient-Le Jour has just launched a campaign against the use of plastic.
It’s time we all learn simple and good practices to fight against pollution.
Take action and mobilise your shopkeepers and your city to say #MaBaddaPlastic !
Watch the video here
Just a few days left to visit the Contemporary Art Exhibition “Cycles of Collapsing Progress” at the monumental Rashid Karami International Exhibition Center in Tripoli, a project by legendary brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, unfinished due to the 1975 war.
This impressive exhibit is co-organised by BeMA (Beirut Museum of Art) & STUDIOCUR/ART. Curated by Karina El Helou. In partnership with the Anissa Touati Corporation for Mexico.
It showcases 19 projects in total, including 10 commissioned artworks along 9 produced works by artists from Lebanon and Mexico.
As part of its Keeping It Modern grants, the Getty Foundation announced that it has awarded $1.7 million to 11 architectural preservation projects of exceptional 20th century landmarks, one of which is the Rachid Karami International Fairground.
“UNESCO also announced that the fair has been accepted onto the Indicative World Heritage List, a significant step forward after long efforts that means the site is now being considered for full World Heritage List status.”
The Daily Star’s article on these conservation grants here
More info here: http://tripoliniemeyer2018.com