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
A beautiful message of peace and diversity.
Support the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) جمعية درب الجبل اللبناني in their mission to recognise the Lebanon Mountain Trail as a national trail to be protected by all.
BBS is live from the LMT fundraising event and we are proud supporters of this cause. Let’s cherish and protect our shared natural heritage.
Watch the video here
When it comes to music there are no boundaries.
This is a UNHCR Lebanon initiative bringing Syrian and Lebanese talented musicians together through art.
Looking forward to the party in December!
Watch the video here
More on the “Dabaka” project here
This is the story of Walid and Maysoon Nasserdine who went back to their roots and opened the first vegan restaurant in Lebanon. Healthy food made with love! Thanks to Lebanon Traveler Magazine Slow Food Beirut #Coara #Vegan
One of our favorite museums in Lebanon is the mim museum
Located on the Saint-Joseph University campus in Beirut, the MIM Museum showcases one of the biggest and most spectacular private mineral collection in the world.
Over 2000 precious treasures, representing 450 different species from 70 countries, are exhibited.
"Created by nature millions of years ago, minerals are works of art with breathtaking aesthetics, incredible geometric shapes and fabulous color palette.”
Get ready to be amazed !
Congratulations to director Amin Dora and the entire team of “Undocumented” (Bidune Kaid) for winning the Grand Jury Award at the Berlin WebFest !
“Undocumented” is an interactive mini-series, an innovative drama that allows the viewer to choose the storyline. A first in its genre. The story follows different characters in their journey amidst civil war.
A must watch!
After our usual Saturday morning stroll in Souk El Tayeb a couple days ago, we visited Jean Boghossian’s exhibit “Building with Fire” in the old headquarters of the french newspaper L’Orient Le Jour.
This is a must see exhibit organized by the Lebanese Cultural Festivals Association in collaboration with Tanit Gallery and curated by Bruno Corà, the director of the Burri Foundation in Città di Castello in Italy.
Boghossian uses a technique of burning his canvas to transform destruction into construction. "As a result of a “constructive fire”, an expression of his art, Boghossian introduces works made with fire and pigment, bearing order, geometry, rhythm, composition and figures of an equilibrium responding to a need of cultural and civil reconstruction and renovation.” (prwebme.com)
"It would be difficult to get people to clean up a public beach in any county. Such a large turnout and collaboration among different groups from different parts of Lebanon proves that many are committed to change, improvement and citizenship in this county, despite all the problems. #WelcomeToLebanon
Well said Beirut Report
thank you. #worldcleanupday2018
A massive thank you to the 250 people who came together on #worldcleanupday2018
to clean Maalmelten with @jci.lebanon from alba @sustainableclub who made it allhappen to @municipalityghazir @ouzville, scouts, @sisadmaalumni -koura and chouifat, @beardedvillainsleb alongside @wellnessproject_me @SurfShackLebanon. @alsultanbrahim, @zerowasteact_lebanon , #dropofftabarja, local communities and lucky travellers... elbows in-hand in hand. In total we picked up 3 bags of glass, 2 metal bags, 18 plastics and 46 rejectable waste, 1 shoes , 4 bags styrofoam , 1 textiles, 1 cartons and paper, and had big plastic water bottles found filled with straws and cigarette butts. We also found 1 big dead sea turtle and 1 small dead fish.. Both heartbreakingly died with plastic and will post separately #RecycleLebanon have the most #zerowaste #balaplastic #plasticfree #cleanups we have seen in the world with reusable recovered cloth bags used from uniforms, reusable washable gloves glass bottle and glass gallon water and briq to drink from, @yarrowenterprise sanitising spray and no plastic or toxic food or beverage available on site and ensuring all collected waste is sorted and sent to recycling with post clean up brand audits while educating on site and selling #ecosouk alternatives to #breakfreefromplastic on the spot. Next we will make bins from the waste and put them on each clean up spot with #preciousplastics.
We refuse to generate more waste to clean up and recycle waste. Each 1000 litre bag holds about 10 or so small reusable white plastic bags. Instead we use our signature reusable recovered cloth bags #madeinlebanon [the green colours are leftovers of #sabisschool uniforms] and can carry and flex more waste around reducing single use bags, raw virgin plastic consumption and reusable plastic bags all together.
We work clean and collectively. Started a ripple and helping all other clean ups use less plastic, sort and recycle. On the Maamelten site we split the recyclables together with #dropofftabarja and @zerowasteact_lebanon and will be sending the rejectables to @ziad_abichaker
L’histoire de Youmna Chamcham (qui avec Édouard Bitar) est à l’initiative du fantastique mouvement Live Love Beirut. Voir le beau et le positif et surtout vouloir le partager avec le monde entier. Avec ce projet, ils témoignent de leur attachement à leur pays, à leurs racines et nous encouragent à poser des gestes citoyen. La plateforme …