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) …

“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 …

The inspiring Etel Adnan

Born in Lebanon in 1925, Etel Adnan is a unique poet, essayist and visual artist whose work has inspired generations. Her career spans over several decades and her work includes painting, drawing, ceramics, film and tapestry. « Etel Adnan, the rebel, the creative, a woman who is dedicated to fair causes and forever free.. »  …

Sister power duo and public art

T Sakhi, the Beirut/Milan-based architecture and design studio has been working on a series of urban interventions and public art. ⁣ ⁣ In a city where there are too few attractive outdoor public spaces for people to meet and spend time, Tessa and Tara (the power sister duo behind this project) created public infrastructure to …

12 heroes. 12 inspiring stories.

Here is the first episode of Zyara (Season 4). The award-winning documentary series that paints poetic portraits of people is created by Home of Cine-Jam, an association for Humanitarian Arts. This episode tells the story of Ghada.  In March 2010, she established MMKN Organization, a democratic, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization, which aims to spread knowledge and raise social …

A Better Beirut podcast

We recently had the pleasure to meet Nicolas Dahan, co-creator (with Samir Ballouz) of A Better Beirut podcast. In November 2018 they launched a podcast to share local initiatives and showcase what Lebanon has best to offer. A Better Beirut and BBS have a similar mission of shedding light on those who do good, those who strive to make …

Arab Image Foundation

The Arab Image Foundation – المؤسّسة العربيّة للصورة celebrated 22 years with a new online interactive platform offering us the most significant visual archive of the Arab World, just a click away! You can now discover 22 000+ images (out of the AIF’s impressive collection of 500 000+), explore projects and experiments. The Arab Image Foundation is …

AUB Neighborhood Initiative

We recently started following the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and we hope it serves as an example for other communities! AUBNI was established in 2007 as a way of giving back to the AUB neighborhood, by mobilizing the university’s resources for the public good, beginning just outside the campus walls. This Initiative supports research and outreach activities on …

Lebanese DOP is one to watch

Christopher Aoun among Variety’s top 10 cinematographers to watch this year! He is the talented cinematographer of Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum Film. #lebanesecinema #localtalent #beirutsbrightside Check out the article here   Mandatory Credit: Photo by Boo Pictures/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock (10043967p)Christopher Aoun Cinematographer, Nadine Labaki Director and Jad Asmar Sound Man‘Capernaum’ Film – 2018While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old …