Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story

Storytelling events serve and reflect the community. They revive traditional practice such as the Hakawatis and promote social cohesion.
We came across this interesting article in The Economist about storytelling groups in Lebanon where Lebanese of all backgrounds meet to tell their stories.

“In a society where people are defined by their differences, these stories of vulnerability and strength are advancing the search for a common ground.”

The story of Abu Kassem

A while back we had shared a beautiful video by Nay Aoun on the story of one family who have been making Dibs Kharroub for over 100 years. She has recently posted a new video that has caught our attention and stole our heart. Nay Aoun describes herself as follows: “Im a filmmaker, photographer and video …

Green rooftops

We just came across a video that shows us once again the potential of waste. This is a brilliant and inspiring initiative of vertical planting to grow organic crops in cities. A research & development project carried out at the American University of Beirut by Ziad Abichaker & Dr. Imad Saoud Shot, Edited and Directed by Nassif …

Recycling can be fun!

We've come up with a new way to recycle our plastic cups at The Grand Factory. Teaming up with arcenciel.aec, this is how you helped us in making a real difference. #TGFRecycles #LateKnights

Posted by The Grand Factory on Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Grand Factory and arcenciel.aec are teaming up! Check out how they gamified the sorting experience. And tune in to our latest BBS Stories podcast here to learn more about Kim and Miguel Issa, part of arcenciel’s dedicated and passionate team, as they share with us their story. “If every actor plays his part, then that would put us on …

Hip-hop Beyrouth style

La riche culture hip-hop au Liban mise en lumière grâce au documentaire de Salim Saab alias « Royal S » projeté aujourd’hui à l’Institut français du Liban. Il retrace l’histoire de ce mouvement à travers les témoignages de graffeurs, rappeurs, DJ et beatboxers de l’underground beyrouthin. A voir! Et à lire ici, l’article de Maya Ghandour …

Change we believe in

A must watch video to understand the work of Arc en ciel, the non profit organization striving to create a better future for Lebanon through their mobility program, hazardous waste program, health program and many other innovative services helping the most vulnerable citizens. “With a focus on influencing public policy that protects persons in difficulty, arcenciel …

“Walking Lebanon”

"Walking Lebanon"

Discover the richness and diversity of Lebanon in this beautiful article by Warren Singh-Bartlett. Follow the writer’s incredible journey walking over 400 km from North to South on the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT).

“In the valley below, a delicate froth of fruit blossom clouded the terraces. Cherry perhaps, or apple. Maybe both. I could hear the tinkle of goat bells from somewhere below and the distant but unmistakable echo of a bus honking its horn on the other side of the valley. Wind rustled through the trees, making the mist swirl and all around, the air filled with birdsong.”

Read the full story here

 

Beyrouth à deux-roues

Beyrouth à deux-roues
The Chain Effect est un collectif qui vise à promouvoir le vélo comme moyen de transport efficace, plus écologique, sain et plus économique. A leur initiative des graffitis ont été réalisés un peu partout en ville, on peut lire sur les murs :
“Brûlez des calories et non du carburant” ou bien “Si vous aviez fait du vélo, vous seriez déjà chez vous maintenant”.
A travers le street-art, des fresques peintes par des écoliers, et des ateliers pour sensibiliser le grand public à l’usage du vélo, The Chain Effect compte bien changer les mentalités. Chapeau! Et à vos vélos!
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