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POLYPOD Communication Design
Bridging multiple design disciplines in a collaborative and creative manner, and offering integrated design services in architecture, interior design, landscape design, branding, web design, graphic design, and information design for local and international clients.
Hamra, Makdessi Street +961 1 737 933 www.polypod.com.lb
PUBLIC WORKS Design and Research Studio
YAZAN HALAWANI AT POLYPODIUM 04 June, 7pm
A design and research studio that engages critically in urban and public issues. The collective is initiated by an architect Abir Saksouk and a graphic designer Nadine Bekdache who overlaid their respective design disciplines with the study of urbanism.
Gemmayze +961 1 567 205 www.publicworksstudio.com
RectoVerso is the public art library of the modern and contemporary art museum – MACAM. Its shelves hold the largest public collection on Lebanese art books, thus making Lebanese art history easily accessible to the general public.
RECTO VERSO Public Library
Achrafieh, Monot Street +961 1 330 994 www.rectoversolibrary.com
SECOND STREET Fashion Design
+961 70 656 100 www.second-st.com
YAZAN HALAWANI AT POLYPODIUM Polypodium invites local and global luminaries to bring people together to discuss ideas and the creative process with the graffiti/street artist, Yazan Halawani. Yazan’s murals are distinctive by their incorporation to the city and their strong social or political message relating to the current context in the world and specifically the Middle East.
OPEN STUDIO AND PRESENTATIONS The space will be open, displaying design works and three presentations, each followed by a discussion. DESIGN FOR URBAN RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION 02 June, 4pm-6pm INFORMAL URBANISM AND BUILDING DESIGN 02 June, 6pm-7pm SOCIAL CAMPAIGNING 02 June, 7pm-8pm
MONOT STREET BOOK MARKET The Monot Street Book Market takes place the first Saturday of every month and was initiated to promote reading and interest in books. In collaboration with this year’s Design Week, the Book Market will feature especially design books and magazines.
MONOT STREET BOOK MARKET 06 June, 10am-6pm
Second .st was born in NYC, where Sarah Hermez and Tracy Moussi attended Parsons. Disillusioned with the corporate face of fashion, they devised a plan to support education through a socially conscious brand with a playful take on the classic shirt.
ATELIER LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION Launching their joint atelier with an exhibition of their summer 2015 collection. Celebrate design education with drinks, treats, and Jazz.
ATELIER LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION 05 June, 4pm-9pm
An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.