Soap-making in Tripoli

A few years ago, Al Jazeera shared this report on the Sharkass family tradition of soap making that dates back to 1803 in the northern city of Tripoli. The soap making art has been handed down with passion from generation to generation. We should safeguard craftsmanship and encourage artisans to continue to produce craft and …

National Museum revival

During the Lebanese Civil War, the National Museum was located on the Green Line, one of the deadliest zones in Beirut. The building and the collection suffered extensive damage. But thanks to the Museum Director at the time Maurice Chehab and with last-minute preemptive measures, they managed to save and protect some of the treasures …

New mural!

ArtofChange.global by Ahla Fawda (the NGO founded in 2012) decided to turn another building into a powerful canvas! SimpleG was commissioned to create a mural honoring the Chehab family and pay tribute to lost craftsmanship. Located at the end of Hamra Street near Abu Taleb, the new mural, which measures 20 x 6 meters, depicts a copper polisher “Mobayedeen” …

Experiential travel in Lebanon

“The Lebanese Mountain Trail is a fine form of experiential travel (ed. also called immersion travel), through which the traveler actively engages with the history, people, culture, food, and environment of Lebanon.” Are you ready for the next Thru-Walk ? Registration will start soon for the Fall Trek 2019 ! www.lebanontrail.org Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) …

Farming, a new generation

“Hussein Kazoun is the face of the new generation of farmers in Lebanon. He is a young self-taught organic farmer, who left behind his university degrees to work on his family’s land in West Bekaa. Committed to sustainability, he shares a vision for a better tomorrow: it is how that food is grown and nurtured that …

“Baalbek, Archives of an Eternity”

We highly recommend visiting the latest exhibit at the Sursock Museum“Baalbek, Archives of an Eternity”. This exhibit brings together archaeological, ethnographic, anthropological, cultural, and artistic perspectives to unpack the history of Baalbek in an unprecedented way. We had the pleasure of touring the exhibit with London-based curator Vali Mahlouji and were amazed by his work and expertise. Don’t …