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THE 2015

REPORT SOCIAL BEINGS

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BDW

IN RETROSPECT: LOOKING BACK 4 YEARS

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ONLINE FOLLOWERS 2012

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2015 13K 2,785

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MAPS

DAY 1

SAIFI VILLAGE & BEIRUT SOUKS

DAY 2

DAY 4

DAY 3

DAY 5

GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK

ACHRAFIEH

HAMRA & VERDUN

MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA

DAY 6 & 7

BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND


QUOTES

FROM PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS

“5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch | 5 minutes | Switch”

ZUMRA “Loved the vibe!”

PLATFORM 39 “Our participation in this year’s Design Week proved very fruitful. Our aim was to push collaboration and to expose new talent, and we succeeded, alongside various partners and supporters, in bringing 20 up-and-coming designers together to achieve that goal. AIGA Middle East is working on uniting the design community under a common platform, and Beirut Design Week is serving as a major catalyst and valuable resource for that. This is a recipe for success that we aim to continue investing in in the years to come.”

AIGA

Mo Saad—President, AIGA Middle East “Beirut Design Week is an important platform that helps nurture a badly needed culture of design and designers in Beirut”

LAU

“ Beirut Design Week is becoming more and more celebrated and welcomed not only by the local and regional designers and artists but also by the general public who was more than ever present this year and appreciative of all the creativity being offered and it’s for that reason that WonderEight chose to do creative interventions in the streets of one of the most hipster areas in Beirut to let the wanderers discover and enjoy art that is not pretentious and not confined in one place. And thanks to our friends at Tastykitchens who offered us a space to do a special intervention, we translated a graphical poster into a three dimensional representation of it, the door was open and the public enjoyed it as it was intended.”

WONDEREIGHT “ The Pop-Up Tattoo Shop at 6:05®: They say you’re never really naked if you’re wearing ink They say you’re never really naked if you’re wearing ink”

6:05 Colleen’s workshop was very engaging and fun! She introduced the basics of game design and helped us in groups create our games to tackle social problems. The workshop really highlighted the importance of addressing social issues in non-traditional ways that could potentially engage and mobilize the community differently.

ALBA


BDW 2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT CINEMACITY GUESTS: JOHANNES TORPE NIKO KORONIS JULIAN MAIER-HAUFF HALA A. MALAK SEBASTIAN JANSSON RAZAN ELSALAH DOUG POWELL SIMON HERZOG DANAH ABDULLAH ROSS ATKIN ASTRID HAUTON TOM BIELING RIK RUNGE


SPEAKERS

JOHANNES TORPE

HALA A. MALAK

DESIGNING MAGICAL EXPERIENCES BANG & OLUFSEN

DESIGNING CRITICISM IN THE MENA REGION PARSONS NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

NIKO KORONIS

SEBASTIAN JANSSON

TECHNOLOGY MATTERS DOMUS ACADEMY

BEACON, THE NORDIC DESIGNERS’ COLLECTIVE BEACON HELSINKI

JULIAN MAIER-HAUFF

RAZAN ELSALAH

DESIGNING ELECTRONIC MUSIC

TIMEBOX BEIRUT

ANDREA TOSI

DOUG POWELL

DESIGNING FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION INSTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN

DESIGN AT SCALE IBM


SIMON HERZOG

ROSS ATKIN

HOW TO BUILD A DESIGN-DRIVEN BUSINESS COPENHAGEN INSTITUTE OF INTERACTION DESIGN (CIID) - NEST

THE ELDERLY, TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN ROSS ATKIN ASSOCIATES

JENNIFER SCHUBERT

TOM BIELING

DESIGN RESEARCH IN TIME OF SOCIAL CHANGE DESIGN RESEARCH LAB BERLIN

INTERNET OF EVERYONE TOOLS FOR EMPOWERMENT

DANAH ABDULLA

RIK RUNGE

A MANIFESTO OF CHANGE OR DESIGN IMPERIALISM? A LOOK AT THE PUPOSE OF SOCIAL DESIGN PRACTICE GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

DESIGNING FOR HEALTHCARE PHILIPS

ASTRID HAUTON EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SOLUTIONS IN VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA FUTURE LIVING STUDIO


SOCIAL IMPACT + TECHNOLOGY + BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT CINEMACITY


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT CINEMACITY


BDW 2015

EVENTS BEIRUT SOUKS SAIFI VILLAGE GEMMAYZE SURSOCK ACHRAFIEH HAMRA VERDUN MAR MIKHAEL KARANTINA BOURJ HAMMOUD JISR EL WATI


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JUNE BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

If there had ever been any question that BDW2015 was going to be a smash hit, the Opening Ceremony in Beirut Souks laid those doubts to rest and made Beirut—at least for that first week of June—the undisputed epicenter of MENA design. Not only did exhibitions like The Makers and Based in Beirut turn the spotlight on the emerging “maker” movement in Lebanon as well newcomers and young designers, but a select group of local entrepreneurs launched crowdfunding campaigns and courted donors using skills they gleaned from the MENA DRC and Hevos’s Disrupt/ Design/ initiative. Yet Beirut Design Week is anything but a local affair. International participants also found a platform, with the Dutch and Finnish exhibitions drawing large crowds with their forward-thinking and minimalistic designed goods. On top of it all, large-scale urban interventions—a mirrored façade by Badih & Kantar Architects and an urban projection by Minus 5 Architects and Studio Mr. White— kept attention on the importance of design for the people. Rolling out the red carpet for BDW2015 attendees for open studios and exhibitions on opening night were architecture firm TheOtherDada, jewelers L’atelier Nawbar, SV Gallery with a solo exhibition by Berge Panossian, and Starch. Lebanese designers found space at the “One Piece for the Trunk” exhibition, while established interior design firm Vick Vanlian hosted its Rayxander exhibition, Tajjaliya Art Gallery showed numerous pieces, and Johnny Farah & ALBA put on an exhibition of student-made bags, belts, and accessories. Other events included Turning Point’s “Who Wants a Mommy with a Mustache” at Planet Discovery, Bang & Olufsen’s 90th anniversary, a celebration of a decade of design by Nada Debs, Bokja’s block party, the “fil en aiguille” showcase by Randa Tabbah, Purrl’s launch of a new collection, a sale by fashion designer Dina Jsr, “The Living Megasystem” by 109 Architects, and a showcase of Hawini’s furniture design at “Maison Rabih Kayrouz”. Workshops hosted at MENA DRC and taught by Astrid Hauton and Hala A. Malak engaged crucial ideas about innovation and design criticism respectively. Meanwhile, White sur White hosted a workshop on prototyping and product design, while the Azza Fahmy Design Studio ran courses on jewelry design. Across town, the Artisan Initiative ran another installment of its popular Craftsmen Workshop Tour in Bourj Hammoud. Capping off the day with live music, sweets and savory treats, as well as a much-deserved nightcap or two, participants turned out in droves for the Saifi Village welcome party by Badih & Kantar Architects.

OPENING CEREMONY BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE


DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

DESIGNS BY: STUDIO ROEX ECHTER ONTWERP ROP VAN MIERLO T+LOCAL RICK TEGELAAR STUDIO MIEKE MEIJER STORYTILES RIK RUNGE (PHILIPS) KRUX AMSTERDAM MAX LIPSEY LINKSRECHTS SERVICE DESIGN


FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

DESIGNS BY: ANDBROS AALTO + AALTO SEBASTIAN JANSSON


BASED IN BEIRUT BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

DESIGNS BY: ATELIER KHALED EL MAYS CHARLES NAKHLE - PLATAU HAMADANI BROTHERS IEVA SAUDARGAITE JESSE BOWLEY LADYGEEN NARINE TCHILINGUIRIAN NISRINE SARKIS PATIL TCHILINGUIRIAN RAZME RUSH & REEZ SAYAR & GARIBEH THE STUDY WE SHAPE HEARTS


THE MAKERS BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

DESIGNS BY: AHMAD KHOUJA (DAMJ) CHARBEL JREIJIRI (D-RIFT) GUILLAUME CREDOZ (GHOUYOUM/RAPIDMANUFACTORY) HADIL ANKOUNY (FABLAB BEIRUT) KAMAL AOUN (FABLAB BEIRUT) KARIM CHAYA (SPOCK DESIGN)


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WORKSHOPS BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE JEWELRY DESIGN BY: Azza Fahmy Design Studio WHAT: The starting point of this workshop was the city and its visual culture as jewelry has become a discipline whereon concept developing and material research is taking a strong position in order to be able to design or perform pieces. June 01-05 23

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PRODUCT DESIGN & PROTOTYPING AT: White Sur White WHAT: Participants explored the world of product design with Cyrille Najjar and Fady Salame. They also worked on the development of their own product from brief to prototyping.

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URBAN INTERVENTIONS BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE CRAFT INNOVATION BY: Astrid Hauton: Future Living Studio AT: MENA DRC WHAT: Designers collaborated with metal and leather craftsmen from the Bourj Hammoud community to highlight the potential of traditional craft for product innovation. June 01 & 04

CRITICAL WRITING ON DESIGN BY: Hala A. Malak WHAT: Participants learned to write, edit and talk about design. They also developed a blog that covers Beirut Design Week, as well as other pieces of online journalism.

URBAN PROJECTION INTERVENTION by: Minus5 Architects & Studio Mr.White


TOURS

OPENING PARTY

BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE

CRAFTSMEN WORKSHOP TOUR by: Artisan Initiative


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JUNE GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK

EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK

If BDW2015 day No. 1 set a high bar, day No. 2 proved the best was yet to come. A panel of international design superstars, upstarts, and industry disrupters drew a solid crowd to the Downtown Cinemacity for the BDW2015 International Conference on the value of design in technology, business, and social impact. Although the design exhibitions kept their doors open (and continued to draw patrons for the rest of the week) in Beirut Souks, day No. 2 took a turn toward the east: Gemmayze and Sursock.

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BDW2015 attendees found exhibitions and open studios in abundance, including: “25 Years of Juicy Salif” by Philippe Starck at Sel & Poivre, Serge Nalbandian’s new collection of handmade carpets, the interactive installation “Ceci n’est pan un Tapis” by Hadi Maktabi, and the launch of a new collection by jeweler Nada Zeineh. Sarah’s Bag debuted a new collection alongside the exhibition “Woman Rising,” Kahwet Leila unveiled a cabbagebased organic installation, C by Cynthia launched a collection of bags, and At East opened its studio for an exhibition. Festivities continued with displays of leather goods and samples by Sacoche, the open studio at Atelier S/Z, a bash by alternative event planner Tarte aux Poires, Tarek el Kassouf’s “Unfolding the Cube” and chair design Aiga Middle East & B Design at 392Rmeil393. No Brand threw open the doors of its chic blue house space, while Sandra Macaron exhibited “DD” at Mayrig Garden, Creations by WF opened its studio for a soiree, and Azza Fahmy exhibited jewelry at Dehab. Not all the action came at open spaces and exhibitions, of course. Beer lovers, the nostalgic, and urban revivalists all turned out for Mina 23’s screening of the film Reviving Forgotten Spaces at the now-defunct Brasserie du Levant in Mar Mikhael. Meantime, presentations at Public Works opened topics as diverse as urbanism and social campaigning. Ideo Parfumeurs gave attendees a chance to let their olfactory ambitions run wild with its scentcreation experience, and Villa Linda hosted the Lebelik Workshop for Kids. Down in Dora at the MENA DRC, Linksrechts Service Design opened a dialogue with its workshop Design Thinking Days.

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WORKSHOPS GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK DESIGN THINKING DAYS

TEXTILE WORKSHOP

BY: Linksrechts Service Design

AT: White Sur White

AT: MENA DRC

WHAT: This workshop explored the world of textile with Jesse Bowley, American designer in residence in Beirut.

WHAT: This workshop aimed to create concepts to increase consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit and to help lead a healthier lifestyle.

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IDEO PARFUMEURS

LEBELIK WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

WHAT: Participants discovered how Scent operates as a memory and emotions creator. They explored the interaction between the five sense in the design, the communication, and the marketing strategy.

AT: Villa Linda Sursock WHAT: This arts and crafts workshop catered to children interested in arts and crafts, including sartorial, handicrafts, and craftsmanship.

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TALKS

FILMS

GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK

GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK

OPEN STUDIO & PRESENTATIONS at: Public Works

REVIVING FORGOTTEN SPACES BY MINA 23 at: Brasserie Du Levant, Mar Mikhael


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JUNE ACHRAFIEH

EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS ACHRAFIEH

Beirut Design Week day No. 3 zeroed-in on Achrafieh. Headlining the day were exhibitions and open studios that showed the full spectrum of design, from a multisensory interpretation of indoor/outdoor living to tattoo artistry. Meanwhile, the design exhibitions and the International Conference marched on, with the speakers engaging the audience and each other in a panel discussion on critical design principles. Studios, exhibitions, and launches included “In Harmony” by Ghassan Salameh, 21DB, and Green Studios at Villa Paradiso, “Stories, Inside and Out” by Made For Brands, the store opening of La Rose de Sim, the exhibition of objects by Lebanese designers at “Over the Counter,” and Liza’s long-running “Walls Can be Fun” initiative. Crowds turned out to get a closer look at new lines of jewelry by Henry Dakak Jr. as well as Rami Boutros at Khawatem. Meantime, Vanessa Adeeko launched the “Phoenicia” collection at La Posta, Cork Living displayed its curated collection of Scandinavian-inspired furniture, 6:05 hosted a Pop-Up Tattoo Shop, and Jan Kath debuted the “Space-Crafted Collection” at Iwan Maktabi. Silly Spoon kept things rolling with “Table Tales,” while Decale opened its studio space, as did the Arab Center for Architecture. Jeweler Patrizia launched a line of rings, while White sur White hosted “From Lebanon to IED Young Creatives.” As Beirut Design Week spread further out into the city, attendees found the chance to see even more of the city through the Pop On! Pop Off! Tour by Rana Salam. Day No. 3 saw the workshops kick into high gear, too. IBM’s Doug Powell led an engaging design thinking workshop at MENA DRC, and Caustic Studios reviewed student portfolios and discussed the industry as a whole. White sur White continued to be a hot post, hosting a workshop on product photography, while JCI Beirut led a session on brand innovation at BDD. Many BDW2015 attendees took the chance to digest what they learned in workshops while they did a bit of degustation of a more literal kind at a dinner hosted by Platform 39.

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WORKSHOPS ACHRAFIEH BY: Doug Powell of IBM

INTUITIVE 3D SKETCHING FOR 3D PRINTING

AT: MENA DRC

BY: RapidManufactory

WHAT: During this workshop participants explored how usercentered design is applied at IBM. They also got a hands-on experience with design methods which they can apply to their own design practice.

WHAT: This workshop focused on 3D modeling, oriented on 3D sketching for 3D printing..

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

June 03-05

FROM A BRAND INNOVATION PERSPECTIVE

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY AT: White Sur White

BY: JCI Beirut AT: BDD

WHAT: During this workshop, Thierry Van Biesen and Elie Bekhazi focused on the realm of product photography, and participants explored the use use of various techniques.

WHAT: In this workshop participants explored brand development by uncovering the innovation process and culture that companies and entrepreneurs should foster in order to achieve long-term success.

CAUSTIC STUDIOS PRESENTS: WHAT: During this workshop students and graduates were able to benefit from portfolio reviews, and participants participated in a discussion about production workflow and the industry.


TOURS

DINNERS

ACHRAFIEH

ACHRAFIEH

POP ON! POP OFF! BUS TOUR THROUGH BEIRUT by: Rana Salam

DINNER

at: Platform 39


BDW DINNER BY NOBRAND AT THE BLUE HOUSE ACHRAFIEH


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JUNE HAMRA & VERDUN

EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS HAMRA & VERDUN

On day No. 4 attendees turned westward toward a part of town hailed by many as the culture and café center of Beirut: Hamra and Verdun. Open spaces, exhibitions, and launches included final-year projects by AUB students, the Arche de Noe book launch by Etienne Bastormagi, design consultant PenguinCube’s open studio, and the launch of a new collection by bag maker LaLaQueen. The day continued with “Revisiting Dalieh” at AltCity, the “New Identity” launch and “Karasi” exhibition at B Design, creative designers The Farm’s “Aperitivo,” and the exhibition “The Absurd & the Mediator” by product designers 200Grs. The BDW2015 theme of design for social impact was apparent throughout, with urban interventions that included a World Environment Day lunch by the Beirut Green Project at Sanayah Garden, as well as an installation exploring the building as an artifact by Apractice. Internationally renowned artist Yazan Halawani opened a discussion on the creative process at Polypodium, while LaLaQueen hosted a session on sustainability, and LAU broached aspects of fashion and design. Meantime, workshops explored myriad topics with special significance in the world of entrepreneurship. Mansion hosted a workshop on collaboration by Zumra, while AltCity opened its space to Bootcamp for a session on startup ideation and design. Vit-E delved into “Design Citizenship” at LAU, while Upward Consulting explored visual management. Over in Jisr el Wati anyone still itching from the buying bug found just the right salve at the Station Design Market.

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WORKSHOPS HAMRA & VERDUN DESIGN CITIZENSHIP BY: Vit-E AT: LAU Beirut WHAT: This workshop explored the several roles designers can play through socially minded design. Participants came up with a proposal responding to their environment/ community/city and then built on it.

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VISUAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP BY: Upward Consulting WHAT: During this workshop, participants discovered visual and interactive tools to improve their creative businesses through innovation games, agile methodology.

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TALKS HAMRA & VERDUN 5X WORKSHOP BY: Zumra AT: Mansion WHAT: This workshop was as a rapid exchange process that explored form, visual communication, and collaboration.

START-UP IDEATION MEETS DESIGN BY: Bootcamp AT: AltCity

YAZAN HALAWANI at: Polypodium

WHAT: Participants engaged in a creative process that allowed them to generate, filter, and communicate start-up ideas.

FASHION TALKS at: LAU

TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY by: LalaQueen


URBAN INTERVENTIONS

MARKETS

HAMRA & VERDUN

HAMRA & VERDUN

BUILDING AS ARTIFACT INSTALLATION by: Appractice

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY LUNCH by: Beirut Green Project at: Sanayah Garden

STATION DESIGN MARKET


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EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA

If Thursday was a slow day for Beirut Design Week in terms of open spaces, that lull gave participants and attendees alike just the respite they would need going into Friday. A full slate of open studios proved that even though the week was winding down, it wouldn’t end without some fireworks. Opens studios, exhibitions, and launches included the CNC fabrication atelier DAMJ, “Melting Point: A Visual Narrative” at the marketing firm Joe Fish, Kite Creative’s’ open studio, and “L’envers du Décors” by Cynthia Raffoul. Madame Reve kept things rolling with its “Drawer Day,” as did Vanina’s “Behind the Scenes,” and the open houses at architect Karim Bekdache, jeweler Ralph Masri, and innovative lighting designer Ghassan Salameh. Jewelry concept store Rosa Maria rang in its fourth anniversary, while product designer Liwan launched “Sit In,” furniture designer Maria Halios opened the doors of its studio, and Junkyard Rooftop hosted the exhibition “Urban Fusion.” Nizar Sabbagh Architects exhibited private residences, Simon Electric opened its studio space, as did custom motorcycle designers Beirut Café Racers. Design house Schizzo launched “Harur,” and fashion designers Second Street & Creative Space Beirut exhibited a new collection, as did Karim Chaya at Art Factum. Art and design space Smogallery launched its “Revenge,” ID Beirut put on an interactive exhibition, up-cycling firm Waste opened its studio, and “On Dalieh” by the Daliah Campaign drew crowds at Mansion. Despite the platter of open spaces and exhibitions, workshops and other events remained an important part of the day. Memory Lane hosted a drawing competition by rOtring, and branding firm WonderEight staged an urban intervention to change the way we see the city around us. In terms of workshops, Danah Abdulla led a session at MENA DRC, while creative boutique bobolink hosted a workshop on campaigning, and 2B Design tackled restoration and patina. RapidManufactory, meanwhile, delved into drafting and 3D printing technology.

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WORKSHOPS MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA FROM RUBBLE TO YOUR HOME BY: 2B Design WHAT: Participants learned how to clean, restore, apply patina, make a lampshade and discovered how architectural salvage is transformed into one of a kind handcrafted home decor item.

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CREATE YOUR CAMPAIGN BY: BoboLink WHAT: During this workshop, participants learned the basics of creating an advertising campaign through case studies.

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COMPETITION

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MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA

URBAN INTERVENTIONS

THINK ON. CREATE. DRAWING COMPETITION

by: WonderEight at: Mar Mikhael

by: Rotring at: Memory Lane


MARKETS

PERFORMANCE

MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA

MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA

STATION DESIGN MARKET

BIG VOXEL

by: RapidManufactory


06/07 JUNE

BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND

The old line by T.S. Eliot has it that the world ends “not with a bang but a whimper”—not so with Beirut Design Week! The Monot Street Book Fair by Recto Verso and the Beirut Art Center’s kid’s exhibition may have been among the only open spaces for the last full day of BDW2015, but the action was far from over. Razan Alsalah led attendees on a stereographic tour of old Beirut with TimeBox, and multiple workshops kept attendees busy. Colleen Macklin led a session on video game design at ALBA, while the Lebanese Architecture Club and Wood& also ran workshops covering sketching and design and personalization. Meantime, the issue-oriented nonprofit JCI Beirut ran a session on creativity. Saturday’s unmissable big bang, however, was the BDW/D3 closing party at The Yacht Club, where sound designer Julian Maier-Hauff headlined an uninterrupted live set that lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Tying off BDW2015 on Sunday were a few events scattered across the city. The Dalieh Campaign arranged a walking tour, and lighting designer Debbas hosted a handful of European designers. Dawawine, meanwhile, screened three films: Maker, Microtopia, and Tadao Ando.

EUROLUCE 2015 AT DEBBAS BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND


WORKSHOPS BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND SERIOUS PLAY: MAKING GAMES ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

GET OUT OF YOUR BOX

BY: Colleen Macklin

AT: BDD

AT: ALBA

WHAT: This workshop defined creativity, explored different tools and techniques to boost creativity, and taught the process of creative thinking.

BY: JCI Beirut

WHAT: In this workshop, patricipants learned the methodologies and theories behind game design as well as strategies for creating interactive experiences that reflect the issues that affect us.

SKETCHING WORKSHOP AND TOUR

THE LITTLE BOX

BY: Lebanese Architecture Club AT: MENA DRC

BY: Wood&

WHAT: Participants covered the process of Sketching by Judy Abi Rustom, and later went on a sketching tour in the Bourj Hammoud area.

WHAT: Participants hand made and customized their own little box using a wide selection of wood finishes and colors under the supervision of Georges Mohasseb and Wood& team.


TOURS

MARKETS

BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND

BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND

TIMEBOX

by: Razan Alsalah

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