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KED 001 KARANTINA OPENING CEREMONY 06:00pm GUEST SPEAKERS: Daan Roosegaarde, Netherlands Bettina Richter, Switzerland Seetal Solanki, UK 07:00 - 09:00 PM

CENTRAL EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS All the following exhibitions and installations are open from 06:00pm - 10:00pm in KED BDW POP UP Store Sustainable Design Exhibition Dutch Design Exhibition by NEAR /Netherlands Finnish Design Exhibition by

Beacon Helsinki / Finland Limited Sustainability by Quei Studio / Berlin Déjà-vu: Poster Collection by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / Switzerland We are All Makers: Users Assembled Design Exhibition by Beirut Makers

Beirut River 2.0 by theOtherDada, UN-Habitat &LCEC Throne of Social Destruction by Architecture et Mécanismes Harvest Mushroom Installation by Adrian Perez & Georges Hobeika Lighting Installation by Design in Beirut Lucent-memo-random Karantina Installation by Beirut Arab University & Ana Serrano

Live leather work by Alice Eddé Boutique Sorted! Outsmart Your Garbage Live Mobile Game Projection Virtual Reality by Moving Frame

OPENING PARTY Local Djs and Performances on KED Rooftop Bar 09:00 PM – LATE


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KED 001 KARANTINA CENTRAL EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

WORKSHOPS Calligraphy without Ink by Nicholas Ouchenir 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM Cooking your own Materials by Seetal Solanki 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM

KIDS WORKSHOPS Design for Change 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

BIKE TOUR From Gemmayze to Karantina by Cycling Circle 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM

FILM SCREENING The Clean Bin Project 08:30 PM – 10:00 PM

BDW SUSTAINABILITY WEEKEND TALKS Brunch

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SUSTAINABILITY & THE CITY / 1 Design and the City by Public Works Studio 12:00 AM – 02:00 PM Lunch

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

SUSTAINABILITY & THE CITY / 2 Beyond KED by Lebanese Arch. Club & Mena DRC Beyond Sustainbility: A Look at Biophilia and Biomimicry by theOtherDada Revisitng Character, Identity and Atmospheres by Ana Serano The Green Future of Cities by Puiarch 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM SUSTAINABILITY OF THE DESIGN INDUSTRY / 1 Panel Discussion: The Design Industry in Lebanon 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM SUSTAINABILITY OF THE DESIGN INDUSTRY / 2 Panel Discussion: Integrating Tradition Craftsmanship into Current Design 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM


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KED 001 KARANTINA CENTRAL EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

WORKSHOPS African Head Scarf Wrapping 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Composting by Cedar Environmental 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

KIDS PROGRAM BY BEYOND LEARNING Marble Run 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM Beyt Byout 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Lovey Steps 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

FILM SCREENING Trashed 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

BDW SUSTAINABILITY WEEKEND TALKS Brunch

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Aesthetics of the African Diaspora by Alonsor 12:00 AM – 01:00 PM Lunch: African Cuisine 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY / 1 Scrap Lab by Singh Intrachooto Developing BDW’s Sustainable Visual Communication by Studio Kawakeb Zero Waste Society by Cedar Environmental Designing and Manufacturing Sustainably by Waste 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY / 2 Sustainability as a Mission by Luca Poncellini - NABA Milan Material Unit-y by Josep Ferrando -IED Barcelona 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM


KED FLOOR PLAN 1 BASEMENT 2 POP-UP STORE 3 RECEPTION 4 PARTNERS AREA 5 WC 6 BEIRUT MAKERS EXHIBITION 7 LIMITED SUSTAINABILITY EXHIBITION 8 FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION 9 DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION 10 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EXHIBITION 11 WC 12 AUDITORIUM 13 TERRACE 14 CAFETERIA 15 WC 16 WORKSHOP ROOM 17 ROOFTOP BAR


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MONDAY

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GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS Street Art x Fine Art by Hadi Maktabi 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Spring Exhibition at Scali

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Do Well by Doing Good: Supporting Brave Heart by Sarah’s Bag 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Absent Present by Nour Haydar at Minus 1 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Culture Reimagined at Sursock Museum Store

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Sustainability Simply by Sel & Poivre

Of Cactus and Bird Nada Zeineh hosts Bird on a Wire 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

SIP&ZIP! by Rana Salam Design

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06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Minotti Beirut Features Lebanese Designers 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Minotti Meets Minimalism by Mirna S. & Fatima K. 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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3D Raidy by Doumit Raidy at Minotti Beirut 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Aperitivo at Deviations by Daniele Kiridjian 05:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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35 years by L’Artisan Du Liban

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05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

DAMJ Alley Party

07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Richard Yasmine at Gallery 392rmeil393 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Andco. Open Studio

06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Jewelry Design Exhibition by Zeidan Creations at Ginette 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Atelier S/Z Open Studio 03:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Collective Art Exhibition at Art On 56th 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Creations By WF: Smart Art 05:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Public Works Open Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saccoche Leather Works at Urbanista 03:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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Karina Sukkar Store Open House 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

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Meet the Artists by Ghain at Cuentista Art Cafe 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Drive Into Action by Recycle Lebanon

Intro to Arabic Calligraphy by Ghaleb Hawila at Cuentista Art Café 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Origami 101 by Ghaith Adib at Cuentista Art Café 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Step(s) Into Design by ALBA at Sursock Museum 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Central Exhibitions & Installations at KED

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Navigating Uncertainty: Finding your Way in the Creative Process by Max Lipsey at KED

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10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

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Material Unit-y - Sustainable s Spaces and Products by IED Barcelona at KED 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

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SAIFI VILLAGE & DOWN TOWN EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS theOtherDada Open Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Summer Love by Zeina Nabulsi at One Melrose 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Gilt Façade Installation 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dress Code: Garden Party by Milia M 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Starch Foundation Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Johnny Farah Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Sculpture-Bijou by Randa Tabbah & Nayla Romanos Iliya 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Bokja Open Studio

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New Collection Launch by Nada Debs 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Taking Over Beirut by Geek Express

04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Vick Vanlian Open Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Sahag Khajadourian Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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An Inflated Version of Reality by Candyfornia Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Central Exhibitions & Installations at KED

TOURS

10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Biruta: Audio Walk

Raw Talents at NDU

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

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Upcycling by Niek van der Heijden at KED

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Garden State

10:00 PM – LATE

WORKSHOPS Step(s) Into Design by ALBA at Karam Timber Warehouse 040

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How to Expand & Grow Capitalizing on the New Economy at KED 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM

PARTIES

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Off the Wall by Iron Lady at Eklekta 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Design & Sustainability at Polypodium, Hamra

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Retrieving Beirut at Karam Timber Warehouse 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY

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ACHRAFIEH EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS

Khaled El Mays for Khawatem

One Carpet for Love by Iwan Maktabi

Corkful Bazar & Drinks at Cork Living

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The X-Rated Pop Up Shop at 6:05 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Pop Up Concepts Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sparkles & Sunshine by Muriel A 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Heel Open House

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Green Tara House Gallery Open House

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Alter-Eco by The Silly Spoon

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Black Diamond by FOC Design at The Graphic Art Studio

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Selim Mouzannar Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Historic Airplane Parts: Re-Invented by Georges Amatoury Studio at Ardeco Gallery 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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EXHIBITIONS

Les Bijoux HHD by Henry Dakak Jr.

10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Carlo Massoud at The Malt Gallery

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Welcome Summer Sale at The Bayrut Express 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

SS16 Collection Launch by Karoline Lang 06:00PM - 10:00PM

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Clothespins from the Sky at Platform39 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Future of Sustainability in Fashion by Rolf Heimann & Christophe Beaufays at ESMOD Beirut 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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PECHAKUCHA Night Beirut Vol.25 at KED 08:20 PM - 10:00 PM

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Belgian Design & Orientalism by Christophe Beaufays at ESMOD Beirut 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Speed Date a Sustainability Coach by Made For Brands Step(s) Into Design by ALBA at Platform 39

Cluster Development Initiative: Design, Arts & Crafts by Public Interest Design Levant at Villa Badaro

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Modern and Sustainable Exhibition at Arab Center for Architecture 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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German Textile Sustainability 30 Years of Research and Development by Rolf Heimann at ESMOD Beirut 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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PARTIES Cinema Monaca Beirut 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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HAMRA & VERDUN

EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS

The Garden of Hass by HassIdriss

An Atlas for 12.603 m2 by LAU Students of Architecture & Design department at Mansion

Creative Fabrics Manipulation by ESMOD Beirut

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Al Mohtaraf Open Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hourouf Zahabiya by Fluid

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pi8 Release! by Penguin Cube

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Barjis Design Open Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saccoche Leather Works at Urbanista 03:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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The Farm Open Studio 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Design & Sustainability at Polypodium 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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Symposium: Fashion, Design, Identity by LAU & LCF 04:00 PM – 08:30 PM

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WORKSHOPS Experimental Arabic Letterforms by Al Mohtaraf 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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Upcycling Workshop: Paper Lamps by The Artwork Shop 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Step(s) Into Design by ALBA at Mansion 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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KIDS WORKSHOPS Upcycling: Magic Spinning Lanterns for Kids by the Artwork Shop 4:30 PM – 06:30 PM

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Upcycling: Tin Can Table Lamps for Teens by the Artwork Shop 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM

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EXHIBITIONS Central Exhibitions & Installations at KED 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

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DISRUPT!/ DESIGN!/ Ideathon_day 1 at KED

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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FRIDAY

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MAR MIKHAEL, KARANTINA & BOURJ HAMMOUD EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS [Exhibition not to be Disclosed until Further Notice] by JoeFish 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Caramel by Cynthia Raffoul

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Foldmarks by KITE

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Zero = Infinity by Vanina

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Open House Cocktail Party by Ralph Masri 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Rosa Maria Concept Store 5th Anniversary 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

A Bridge between Minimalism &Tradition by Chidiac Architects & Design at Atelier NS 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Diane Ferjane Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

ForeandAft does BDW 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

MKS: Debate & Live Music at Radio Beirut 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Burgers and Ink at Smoking Bun

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Makeover of a Leftover by IGA 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Revival of the Classics by Beirut Café Racers 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Solos & Duos by Schizzo

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Creative Space Beirut & Second St. Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Carwan Gallery Open House 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Colors and Patterns: Story Weavers at Badguer 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Waste Open House

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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EXHIBITIONS Central Exhibitions & Installations at KED 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

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WORKSHOPS Second Hand Garments Enhancement by Corinne Pinquet & Rana Haddad at ESMOD Beirut 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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KIDS WORKSHOPS Upcycling Workshop: Planters for Kids by the Artwork Shop 4:30 PM – 06:30 PM

TOURS 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Zeidan Creations Open House 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Step(s) Into Design by ALBA at KED 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Leatherscapes by Marc Baroud at Joy Mardini Design Gallery 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Bracelet Design by Zeidan Creations

Upcycling Workshop: Planters for Teens by The Artwork Shop 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM

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TALKS Design for a Reason by Studio Rygalik at KED 06:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Inside a Creative Mind by Jesse Bowley at KED 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM

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MANSOURIEH MKALLES & HAZMIEH EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS STTCH Interiors New Location Launch 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

SWAP01 By Farra Design

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Central Exhibitions & Installations at KED 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

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WORKSHOPS Life Cycle Assessment for Fashion Industry by IED Madrid at White Sur White 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

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Badael: Alternative Fundraising Methods for Social Impact Projects by Beyond Reform & Development 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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Upcycling: Wall Elements by The Artwork Shop 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

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TOURS Re-Bar Tour & Installation By Bernard Mallat & Walid Zeidan Architects

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10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Presentations & Jury at KED 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

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Re-Mapping Karantina by Lebanese Architecture Club 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

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TALKS

AWARD CEREMONY

KED 001 KARANTINA

CLOSING PARTY

CENTRAL EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

WORKSHOPS Re-mapping Karantina By Lebanese Architecture Club

BDW16 Sustainability Awards 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM

‘We Are’ Closing BDW2016 at KED Featuring: International live act / DJ -Ronin - Alias - Rami O 08:00 PM – LATE

TOURS Re-Bar Tour & Installation by Bernard Mallat & Walid Zeidan Architects 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

BRUNCH

Printmaking with Found Objects by Jesse Bowley

Closing Brunch at the Smallville Hotel

03:00 PM – 06:00 PM

KIDS WORKSHOPS Printmaking with Found Objects For kids by Jesse Bowley 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

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CENTRAL EXHIBITIONS Opening 20 May, at 6:00 PM All Central Exhibitions will be taking place in KED, Karantina and are open from 21 to 28 May, 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM and 29 May, 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EXHIBITION The Sustainable Design Exhibition is an effort to leverage the energy and creativity surrounding Beirut Design Week to bring attention to the sustainability of our products and processes. This exhibition, curated by MENA Design Research Center in partnership with the Design Department at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, features products by designers who participated in three workshops led by international experts on organic materials. Inspired by the tools and processes from the workshops, these Lebanese designers have put together an exciting collection of products that will be a stepping stone towards the future of sustainable design in Lebanon DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION BY NEAR / NETHERLANDS For the third time during Beirut Design Week, the NExAR collective will be exhibiting some of the most innovative and sustainable Dutch design including works by T+Local, Studio Mieke Meijer, Saane Dhuurman, Ritchie van Daal, OS A OOS, Oliver van Herpt, Niek van der Heijden, Max Lipsey, Joost Seegers, Ilona Lenard, & Judy Straten Art-Design. The designers will be present throughout BDW at KED. FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION BY BEACON HELSINKI / FINLAND For the second time during Beirut Design Week, the Beacon Helsinki collective will be showcasing the latest works by Aalto+Aalto, AndBros, Hanna Anonen, Saana ja Olli, Sebastian Jansson. The designers will be present throughout BDW at KED. LIMITED SUSTAINABILITY BY QUEI STUDIO / BERLIN For the first time in Beirut Design Week, the curatorial Studio Quei from Berlin will be unveiling their collection under the theme ‘Limited Sustainability’. As we dream of endless possibilities and set attributes for “good” or “bad”, we sometimes forget that sustainable design is not inherently democratic. By rethinking overproduction and focusing on locally sourced and produced products, we tend to forget that the rise in price is not just a little obstacle we take for a cleaner conscious, but also


excludes most people.Is this a revolution which is only fought by the ones who can afford it?Can we really make a difference through consuming? Is sustainability a luxury? Limited Sustainability explores the influence of limits to comprehension. It challenges limits as initiator for thought, critique and understanding instead of a stale stagnation. Déjà -VU: POSTER COLLECTION BY MUSEUM FüR GESTALTUNG ZüRICH / SWITZERLAND Made for a short-dated use in public space, posters are ephemeral products par excellence. The mass media promotes new commercial articles which are no more innovative the next day or invites us to cultural events which shortly belong to the past. Therefore, sustainability seems to be incompatible with poster design. Nevertheless, some graphic designers reflect within their work a more ecologically worthwhile application of posters. Exemplary, the exhibition « Déjà Vu – Recycling strategies in Poster Design » presents four different approaches of Swiss graphic designers for re- and upcycling ideas in cultural posters, while representing an institution or an event with a recognizable identity. BEIRUT RIVER 2.0 BY THEOTHERDADA, UN-HABITAT, & LCEC The installation ‘Beirut River 2.0’ addresses the deterioration of Beirut River and its connected infrastructure, resulting in a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods and environment. The Integrated Architecture Lab theOtherDada, the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat), and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) are partnering to address this issue with the following goals: Awareness Raising, Ecosystem Rehabilitation, & Neighborhood Improvement They invite you to join the discussion on Bringing Beirut River Back to Life! WE ARE ALL MAKERS: USERS ASSEMBLED DESIGNS BY BEIRUT MAKERS Beirut Makers invite users to actively participate to the creation. In the design process, we took you into account, and want to share with you the assembly and composition of our designs. Modular: we design the system, and you play with it, organize it to fit your life. A fair trade: in this economic crisis it is a fair exchange to give everyone the occasion to participate and understand better the design, and displace some of the manufacturing process to your home in exchange of a more affordable design. Honest joinery is good design: a virtuous constrain of user-assembled design is that hidden, obscure assemblies, with glues and others are forbidden. Only good materials and honest design, with proper connections and joinery can be offered in broad daylight to be assembled, disassembled


many times.Beirut Makers is an open collective of makers joining forces to explore digital fabrication. Participants: Kamal Aoun, Hadil Ankouny, Assad Awad, Stéphanie Bachir, Marine Bustros, Guillaume Crédoz, Mariane Ghrayche, Charbel Jreijiri & Michel Moukarz. HARVEST MUSHROOM INSTALLATION BY ADRIAN PEREZ & GEORGE HOBEIKA This installation seeks to instill awareness on urban farming and mushroom growing. Harvestable mushroom containers will be installed in the elevator shaft of KED. During the opening of Beirut Design Week, a trained individual will be harvesting the Oyster and Buttom mushrooms. BDW POP-UP STORE Booabbood, Boshies, Byblos Boutiques, Cliché Lab, Creative Space Beirut, Dessine-Moi Un Oeil, Elie Riachi, Ghain, Kalakitsch, Margherita, Narinee, Nour Hage, Nour Kays, Roula Dfouni, Rush&Reez, Saccal, Scene Beirut, Tarek Elkassouf, The Red Shop, Tomorrow With Hearts, Waste And 2nd Street.

OPENING TALKS AT KED INNOVATION AS A DUTCH EXPERIENCE BY DAAN ROOSEGAARDE, NETHERLANDS Daan Roosegaarde Creative director of the social design lab Studio Roosegaarde, delivers unimaginable technology to the world – in the most literal way. With studios in Rotterdam and Shanghai, he develops innovative, interactive landscapes that are accomplished through the objective of pulling technology ‘out of the screen’ and integrating it into the real world. The key to accomplishing this task, believes Roosegaarde, is his Dutch attitude of artist-entrepreneur, which he considers equal parts “priest and entrepreneur” in order to perfectly merge technology and creativity. Through the creation of social designs that instinctively respond to sound and movement, he is able to pursue the widest possibilities of technological innovation. Roosegaarde is best known for his internationally awarded projects such as ‘Dune’, ‘Intimacy 2.0’ and ‘Sustainable Dance Floor’. Roosegaarde has won the Dutch Design Award, Charlotte Kohler Prijs, and Design for Asia Award and China’s Most Successful Design Award. He has been the focus of exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the National Museum in Tokyo, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and various public spaces in Rotterdam and Hong Kong. GUEST SPEAKER, FRIDAY MAY 20, 07:00 PM – 07:30 PM


SUSTAINABILITY IN POSTER DESIGN BY BETTINA RICHTER, SWITZERLAND The main focus of Ms. Richter’s talk will be “cultural posters” and the sustainability aspect in poster design. Ms Richter is born in 1964, and experience as an art historian. In her 1996 dissertation she focused on the antiwar graphics of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. From 1997 to 2006, she served as a research associate in the Poster Collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, and as curator of the same since 2006. Bettina also lectures at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and works as a freelance writer. GUEST SPEAKER, FRIDAY MAY 20, 07:30 PM – 08:00 PM SEETAL SOLANKI, UK Seetal Solanki is the Founder of Ma-tt-er, you could describe her as a materials activist. Believing that social, positive change can come from integrating sustainable ways and innovative ways of working with materials across all industries and within education. Everything is made of something and that is the material. Ma-tt-er was formed to encourage a deeper exploration of materials, ideas and processes and are very much engaged with a human first approach. Seetal has worked with companies such as Nissan, Nike, Levi’s, Alexander McQueen, Stylus amongst others, materials has been the underlying thread that has connected all of these experiences together therefore forming what we now know as Ma-tt-er. www.ma-tt-er.org. GUEST SPEAKER, FRIDAY MAY 20, 08:00 PM – 08:30 PM

BDW SUSTAINABILITY WEEKEND TALKS SUSTAINABILITY & THE CITY / 1 SATURDAY MAY 21, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

DESIGN & THE CITY BY PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO This seminar is on Creative Research, Inclusive Design, and Communication. It explores socially-engaged design approaches for the city, addressing urbanism, creative research, and activism. It will focus on the role of designers and architects as initiators, investigators, creators, campaigners, organizers, critics and propagators of alternative urban futures.


SEMINAR PROGRAM: 1. Practicing the Public by Ahmad Gharbeia 2. Narrating Beirut from its Tenants Stories by Public Works 3. Beirut Madinati by Beirut Madinati team members 4. Open discussion 5. Break 6. Participation in Architecture and Urban Design: A Critical Reading by Public Works 7. Revisiting Dalieh: Three Design Proposals for Beirut’s Seafront by the Competition Winners 8. Open discussion

SUSTAINABILITY & THE CITY / 2 SATURDAY MAY 21, 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

BEYOND KED BY LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE CLUB & MENA DRC After spending several months discovering KED, The Lebanese Architecture Club and MENA Design research Center architects have chosen to shed some light on the misuse of Karantina as a waste dump and its interesting history over the past years. The talk focuses on the restoration of KED and the overall design process. The main intent of KED is to be a good example that can be a part of the current social impact towards achieving and understanding sustainability. The comprehension that a sustainable utopia is never achieved led us to focus on implementing a limited number of elements such as energy, water, materials, recycling, composting, mobility, communication, use of local resources, and having collaborative efforts to the best of our ability. BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY: A LOOK AT BIOPHILIA & BIOMIMICRY BY THEOTHERDADA theOtherDada will explain how Biophilic design can generate new relationships between the place and its inhabitants by incorporating natural elements such as light, sound, odor, weather, water, vegetation animals and landscapes.Moreover, by asking “How does Nature design”, theOtherDada will elaborate more extensively on the opportunities offered by Biomimicry: Emulating Nature’s Genius in solving problems ranging from design, construction and organization. Design inspired by nature helps us move towards a more holistic and harmonious system of exchange generating new spatial experiments and living conditions in tune with nature. REVISITING CHARACTER, IDENTITY AND ATMOSPHERES BY ANA SERRANO Through a journey on a number of projects, which Ana Serrano has been involved with in the last 15 years, she will question the potential of sitespecific architectural and artistic interventions to enhance contemporary urban conditions in the contexts of UK and Lebanon. Ana Serrano is a


London-based practicing architect, educator and researcher and a member of the Documentation and Conservation of Modern Movement (DO.CO.MO. MO) UK working party. THE GREEN FUTURE OF CITIES BY PIUARCH The city, the architecture and the food system are complex and interrelated networks. In recent years, planners, architects, environmental scientists and the food community have globally worked on the link between the city and the necessity of green areas. These areas are not only environmental or decorative, they are areas used for the new concept of urban agriculture. Farming within municipal boundaries, creates a resistance to industrial agriculture and inspires a new engagement of citizens with their first source of energy: food.The need for improving the quality of urban spaces has often been answered by creating vegetable gardens and green spaces. There is a great potential to regenerate the urban landscape merging aesthetics with a wide range of new functions: that’s the idea of a new kind of urban spaces where to cultivate organic products, these vegetable gardens can create new forms of aggregation, they are spaces for enlarged communities where explore new forms of interaction, of work, of social mixed uses. Farming in urban areas improve the civic life and the environmental quality of the city, and has revealed to be an increasingly popular concept.Today we face new challenges. Pressing issues regarding people and their relationship with the built environment in all its complexity: segregation, inequalities, peripheries, natural disasters, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and quality of life. It is clear that the figure of the architect, with its role and responsibilities, is the focus, with no chance of mediation or deception. Architecture’s power of synthesis in the face of complex issues is crucial. Although architecture cannot save the planet, it does have major responsibilities towards it.

SUSTAINABILITY OF THE DESIGN INDUSTRY SATURDAY MAY 21, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE DESIGN INDUSTRY IN LEBANON Since October, MENA Design Research Center has been developing a research project on the design industry in Lebanon. Moderated by lead researcher on the project, Judith Leidekkers, the panel discussion will identify results of the research and engage guest experts and the audience in a critical discussion about challenges of the industry and the economy in Lebanon. The discussion will focus on two specific topics: surviving the Lebanese market and collaborating with competition. 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM


INTEGRATING TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP INTO CURRENT DESIGN BY INTAJ INTAJ supports sustainable initiatives for economic growth and job creation by funding skills trainings, emerging businesses, and solid waste management & recycling initiatives.The talk will cover the ways INTAJ can support you, the Artisanal craftsmanship and Current Trends, the Role of Designers in Driving Economic Growth, and Product Design for Waste Management. 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

SUNDAY MAY 22, 11:00 AM – 08:30 PM AESTHETICS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA BY ALONSOR Alonsor’s project, “Aesthetics of the African Diaspora”, is about making a case for investing in African diaspora designers and artisans as a viable and sustainable business model. For too long, activists have worked to secure basic rights for migrant workers in Lebanon to remain as just that: migrant workers. But this ignores the untapped potential in communities that could be contributing to the creative economy and the design industry. We know that a core factor that prevents Lebanese people from investing in African designers and artisans is a culture that supports racism. If we provide the opportunity for Lebanese designers and investors to experience and interact with African designs and designers, this could shift their perceptions of Africans - from low wage workers - to creative beings. Moreover, this shift in perception could be a catalyst that opens doors for existing African diaspora designers based in Lebanon to sustain and grow their businesses. The panel discussion will be followed by African themed lunch and a Head Wrapping workshop

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY / 1 SUNDAY MAY 22, 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

SCRAP LAB BY SINGH INTRACHOOTO Singh Intrachooto is Founder and Head of Scrap Lab as well as tenured professor at Kasetsart University Architecture, Bangkok, Thailand. He is Design Principal at OSISU, Thailand’s leading eco-design venture and holds Doctor of Philosophy degree in Design Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His design evolves around sustainable design concepts as his research focuses on identifying patterns of technological innovation in environmentally responsible architecture. Dr. Intrachooto’s investigations also include material developments from manufacturing


and agricultural by-products as well as waste reclamation from buildings’ construction and debris. He is considered a pioneer of ecological design in Thailand. Dr. Intrachooto also teaches design at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Washington and gives lectures in Denmark, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States while maintaining his design practice in Thailand with industrial products, art & design exhibitions, residential works, commercial facilities and urban redevelopments. He is Design Innovation Ambassador for Thailand’s National Innovation Agency. DEVELOPING BDW’S SUSTAINABLE VISUAL COMMUNICATION BY STUDIO KAWAKEB Studio Kawakeb sought out strong visual statements in the graphic design and print production of all the communication process of Beirut Design Week 2016. The brief was to create a concept, which visually portrays the theme of the year focusing on sustainability and translating it clearly to the participants, partners and audience of BDW. In this talk, Studio Kawakeb’s Christina Skaf, Hussein Nakhal, and David Habchy will explain the process of how they recycled the visual identity of BDW 2015. ZERO WASTE SOCIETY BY CEDAR ENVIRONMENTAL Ziad Abi Chaker, founder of Cedar Environmental will deliver a lecture on the concept of zero waste society. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Some people think it is impossible, but Ziad not only believes in it, it is his life-long mission. DESIGNING & MANUFACTURING SUSTAINABLY BY WASTE The concept of Waste, a Lebanese company that makes accessories and furniture out of recycled advertising banners, is to design and manufacture sustainably in addition to operating as a responsible business. During this talk, the founders of the company will share their story with the audience.


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY / 2 SUNDAY MAY 22, 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

SUSTAINABILITY AS A MISSION BY LUCA PONCELLINI – NABA MILAN Sustainability is an important ethical element of the design thinking, but it depends on the possibility to transform the general economic paradigm from linearity to circularity, which is yet to come. As a designer, it is hard to pursue sustainability if your clients does not. In this paradoxical situation, design schools can play a fundamental role for the global diffusion of a new vision of the future, based on design thinking and circular processes rather than on the old, exhausted patterns of the linear economy. MATERIAL UNIT-Y BY JOSEP FERRANDO – IED BARCELONA Compositions involve an intrinsic duality between the unitary and the collective in other words, between the condition of being a single entity and, in this sense, autonomous of the elements that compose them and their integration within a larger ensemble. This tension inherent to the relationship between fragment and ensemble can be avoided by eliminating one of the polarities in conflict. It can, on the other hand, be accepted as a necessary condition of the project, thus defining clearly differentiated models with respect to the relationship between the parts and the ensemble. The projects develop internal inconsistencies in its fragments and, at the same time, patiently produces multiple interrelationships between the parts in question.

TALKS DESIGN & SUSTAINABILITY AT POLYPODIUM Polypodium, as part of Beirut Design Week, is hosting seven speakers and two sessions around the theme of Growing Sustainability. On Tuesday 24 May at 7 pm at Polypod, architects Aram Yeretzian, Kas Oosterhuis and Maha Nasrallah will showcase their architectural work followed by a moderated discussion on advancing sustainable building strategies beyond current practice. On Thursday 26 May at 7 pm at Polypod, Nour Kays of NK design, Waleed Jad and Marc Metni of Waste, and Ziad Abichaker of GGRIL, will speak about their process as they recycle everyday trash into usable and welldesigned objects.


Polypodium invites local and global luminaries to bring people together to discuss ideas and the creative process. The events take place within our informal studio space, which encourages more personal interaction with the speakers. So far the series have involved graphic designers, authors, thought-leaders, product designers, architects, filmmakers, artists, and information designers. Tell your friends. Save the date. Reserve: polypodium@polypod.com.lb 24 May, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM 26 May, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Polypod, Hamra THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION BY ROLF HEIMANN & CHRISTOPHE BEAUFAYS Sustainability in fashion addressed in a comprehensive manner and throughout the garment production process. Invited guests: Rolf Heimann pioneer in Textile Ecology and Christophe Beaufays, Senior Designer with Jean-Paul Gautier and others, and currently working in Saudia Arabia for LOMAR. 25 May, 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM ESMOD Beirut PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BEIRUT VOL. 25 PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps, in the PK 20x20 format: 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha was created in Japan by the architectural agency Klein Dytham and is happening in more than 800 cities in the world. For this new edition of PK Nights in Beirut, we have gathered amazing speakers from multiple fields. Let’s get together at KED for a night of creative and inspiring stories. SPEAKERS: Elie Mouhanna - Marsaben / Layal Jebran - Deghri Messengers / Soraya and Farah - Mansion silkscreen / Majed Al Medawar - Parkour / Moustapha - Alternative Tours Beirut / Lena Merhej - The Story Center / Johnny Girges & Maher Safar - Cirqu’en ciel /Paul Doueihy - Experimental Architecture project / Tamara Barrage- Product Design / Diana Abou Abbas - Marsa 25 May, 08:20 PM – 10:00 PM KED, Karantina


SYMPOSIUM: FASHION, DESIGN, IDENTITY BY LAU & LCF 26 May, 04:00 PM – 08:30 PM at LAU, Hamra PANEL 1: FASHION MEDIATION – CULTURAL TRANSLATION OF FASHION AND DRESS INDETITIES WITHIN AND BEYOND THE REGION Fashion mediation: cultural translation of fashion and dress identities within and beyond the region. Our expert panel evaluates local fashion/arts education and social enterprise’s role in grafting a regional fashion culture that integrates social and environmental sustainability. We explore how the fashion community can preserve regional artisan skills, educating the next generation of craftspeople, designers, and mediators, and promoting their work on the world stage. Chair Yasmine Taan SPEAKERS: Ritu Upadhyay: Middle East correspondent Women’s Wear Daily Johnny Farah: designer, retailer, restauranteur Sarah Beydoun: founder of social enterprise Sarah’s bags 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM PANEL 2: FAITH & FASHIION – RELIGIOUS AND REGIONAL TASTE CULTURES ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET Exploring dress politics for designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, and retailers in the local and regional fashionscape, our experts investigate how local gender codes and ethnic clustering influence retail practice; how to market the distinctiveness of Lebanese and regional design on the international stage; the local reverberations of the recent fashion industry’s recent construction of Muslims as a global consumer segment. Chair Reina Lewis SPEAKERS: Cynthia Chamat, designer, retailer, Boutique Hub Shelina Janmohamad, vice president, Ogilvy Noor, Ogilvy & Mather 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM The panels will be followed by a reception. DESIGN FOR A REASON BY STUDIO RYGALIK 10 good reasons to make design still worthwile in the overloaded world full of products. Studio Rygalik is based in Warsaw, Poland and run by Tomek and Gosia Rygalik. The team develops a wide variety of comprehensive projects. The focus is on furniture, products and spaces. The scope is wide – from design, development and implementation of new products to site-specific installations and production of limited editions, as well as objects, dining experiences and workshops that explore the relations


of design, food and eating. The team remains on the fringe of distinctly commercial activities, while engaging in cultural practices and building its experimental identity. The work includes projects for ABR, Absolut, Artek, Bozar, Comforty, Dupont/Corian, Heal’s, Heineken, Ideal Standard, Iker, Moroso, Noti, Pfleiderer, ProfiM, Siemens and EU Presidency. Over the last few years the work was exhibited in Berlin, Frankfurt, Lodz, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Tokyo, Poznan, Warsaw, Valencia and Vienna. It was also published internationally in magazine articles and press features, including Icon, Interni, Wallpaper, Experimenta, Blueprint, New York Times and Financial Times. 27 May, 06:00 PM – 06:30 PM KED, Karantina INSIDE A CREATIVE MIND BY JESSE BOWLEY AT KED Feeling uninspired? American Community School’s artist-in-residence will give you a dose of current research on creativity and the brain, focusing on how to cultivate creative thinking and behavior by redesigning the physical and emotional environment. 27 May, 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM KED, Karantina RE-MAPPING KARANTINA BY LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE CLUB During a full day workshop, participants re-examined and re-mapped the Karantina neighborhood using different available and accessible tools, such as our bodies, vehicles, phones, cameras or computers. During this open presentation with the public, the participants will present and discuss the results – a collection of drawings, images, films, text, sounds (…), each documenting an aspect of the neighborhood and a different relation between the author and the space. 28 May, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM KED, Karantina


TOURS BIRUTA: AUDIO WALK ‘Biruta’ is an invitation to develop different ways of thinking about Beirut in order to build a new relationship with the city. The audio walk guides the visitor through the seven sections of the city, blending fictional and factual narratives. Experiencing the multifaceted soundscape overlaid with the individual exploration of the urban environment, the user’s view of their surroundings changes, making them see and read the city afresh. The Audio Walk is always accessible throughout the week. To experience ‘Biruta,’ please bring a pair of headsets, your iOS Phone and follow the instructions online at: birutacity.com. 24 May, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Meeting Point: Martyr’s Square Statue, Downtown +961 3 989 141 URBAN NIGHT TOUR & TALK BY HANDASSAT / WORKART Handassat and Workart invite you to an urban night tour and talk during Beirut Design Week, to discover the neighborhoods of Beirut by night, to uncover and experience the district’s changing dynamics and Architectural identity. The tour will highlight Gentrification, urban development, new forms of occupation, identity shifting and their effects on users and the environment as well as Architectural Heritage. Followed by a friendly discussion and drinks, we will take over a public space, transforming it into a socio-cultural interaction, provoking questions about the architecture, the community, and the urban development through the years, while modifying its substance and perception 27 May, 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM Meeting Point: Electrecite Du Liban, Mar Mikhael +961 3 289 544 RE-BAR TOUR & INSTALLATION BY BERNARD MALLAT & WALID ZEIDAN ARCHITECTS The tour of the Hazmieh Backyard introduces a number of sustainable features from recycled steel bridges to recycled steel reinforcement rods as cladding across the facades as well as a dedicated installation. A rooftop party will conclude the evening of Saturday, 28 May. 28 May, 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM 29 May, 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM Meeting Point: The Backyard, Hazmieh +961 5 953296


WORKSHOPS CALLIGRAPHY WITHOUT INK BY NICHOLAS OUCHENIR In this workshop, Nicolas Ouchenir will be teaching participants how to create calligraphy using experimental tools such as tea or perfume. 22 May, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM Free of charge KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 12 COOKING YOUR OWN MATERIALS BY SEETAL SOLANKI This workshop will be an insight into how we can create our own materials in a very low-tech manner and approach by using very basic domestic tools and ingredients. It will highlight many ways in which cooking and material making are so similar in their processes as well as demonstrating how we can create with circular economy in mind as well as creating alternative ways to manufacturing and prototyping, these materials are both edible and biodegradable. If we understand how something is made we can apply that to many different outcomes. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1667 22 May, 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM Participation fee: $20 KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 12 AFRICAN HEAD SCARF WRAPPING As a celebration of African aesthetics and visual culture, participants will learn how to create different head scarf styles using fabrics with African patterns. This workshop is open throughout two hours, where anyone can come in anytime within the timeframe. 23 May, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Free of charge KED, Karantina Open for everyone COMPOSTING BY CEDAR ENVIRONMENTAL Ziad Abi Chaker, founder of Cedar Environmental and composting guru will give a quick session on the composting process, tools and techniques. Participants will learn how to create their own compost as well as the benefits of composting for the environment. 23 May, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM Free of charge KED, Karantina Open for everyone


NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY: FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS BY MAX LIPSEY Often in the creative process people get lost in the overabundance of choices and possibilities. Facing this can provoke paralysis and uncertainty. This workshop challenges participants to play freely, while learning tools to structure their process and navigate the uncertainties toward a desired result.Students will pick words out of a hat at the beginning of the workshop. Everybody draws two words. These words are their criteria to express something in the given material (paper and tape). Students will be encouraged to experiment, play and engage this material in a hands-on way. While this workshop is specifically oriented to those in the creative and design professions, the idea of structuring creativity can be applied broadly in all fields where being comfortable with uncertainty is useful. A short critique at the end will focus on how well their creations express the guide words. In this way, we can have a quite sharp, objective and helpful critique. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1637 23 May, 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM Participation fee: $20 KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 12 +961 1 24 90 82 MATERIAL UNIT-Y: SUSTAINABLE SPACES AND PRODUCTS BY IED BARCELONA Compositions involve an intrinsic duality between the unitary and the collective in other words, between the condition of being a single entity and, in this sense, autonomous of the elements that compose them and their integration within a larger ensemble. This tension inherent to the relationship between fragment and ensemble can be avoided by eliminating one of the polarities in conflict. It can, on the other hand, be accepted as a necessary condition of the project, thus defining clearly differentiated models with respect to the relationship between the parts and the ensemble. The projects develop internal inconsistencies in its fragments and, at the same time, patiently produces multiple interrelationships between the parts in question. Workshop by Architect Josep Ferrando. Register: ied.edu/bdw16 23 May, 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM Free of Charge KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 12 INTRO TO ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY BY GHALEB HAWILA A two hours’ workshop that will introduce you to the basics of Arabic calligraphy through the Ruqaa script. We will be talk about the script’s rules and practice individual letters and get corrected during the session.


Moreover, we will be using classic materials that will be provided during the workshop. This workshop will be a nice push for everyone who would love to practice such an art; as you will take the materials with you along with papers that describe briefly about the script and its rules. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1638 23 May, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM Participation fee: $35 Cuentista Art Café, Gemmayze, Beirut Workshop Capacity: 8 +961 70 701 821 ORIGAMI 101 BY GHAITH ADIB A two hours’ workshop that will introduce you to the basics of the art of paper folding.The workshop is by Ghaith ADIB, Origami Artist and Interior Designer, and will consist of: 1. an introduction: Covering the artist’s work, a brief history of Origami (Its origin, modern artists’ influence, and current applications in other fields), and Origami types (Classic, Tessellation, and modular) 2. How to fold an Origami model: Covering basic folding techniques, how to read a diagram, classic Origami bases, and Crease Patterns and why they are important. This part will be covered while actually folding models of low to medium difficulty, mainly classic. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1639 23 May, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM Participation fee: $25 Cuentista Art Café, Gemmayze, Beirut Workshop Capacity: 8 +961 70 701 821 STEP(S) INTO DESIGN BY ALBA Step(s) Into Design is a pop-up field game taking place throughout Beirut Design Week in a different location every day. Organized by Global Design, MA students at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, the game explores the shifting role of design: a practice fostering innovation and creative problem-solving. By placing the end user at its core, design becomes a practice that transcends aesthetics and shifts into ethics, also known as Human-Centered Design. The goal of the activity is to walk you (the participants) through the five steps of design over five days, as we travel across neighborhoods to meet you. Everyday a new tool or a methodology will be introduced through a hands–on and interactive exercise to get you familiarized with the different steps of design: Research, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, and Testing. At the end of each step, you are encouraged to find ways to apply your new learnings in your everyday lives. This lively workshop is created and lead by ALBA’s first year Master Students in Global Design. We study – amongst many other things – design research, service design, design thinking, and systems thinking. We are excited to share with you our enthusiasm and


ambition to make our world a better place! To participate, find us on the daily program and pop-in for a quick interaction. You can join as often as you would like but we encourage you to follow us every day to see how the game evolves! Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1640 23 May to May 25, 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free of Charge Follow the daily program for venues Open for everyone +961 3 173 760 UPCYCLING BY NIEK VAN DER HEIJDEN Everything already consists, the new invention arises from the combination you can make.Rethink the values and qualities of materials (waste) to find new opportunities. During this workshop, the participants will rearrange the order of elements and their characteristics in an intuitive way to find solutions for the problems that appear. Bring your waste materials and tools. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1641 24 May, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Participation fee: $10 KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 12 +961 1 24 90 82 HOW TO EXPAND & GROW CAPITALIZING ON THE NEW ECONOMY The workshop will include business development avenues and financing alternatives as well as inspirational success stories. It addresses designers and creative people from all walks of design including fashion, jewelry as well as product designers – and by product we mean “smart products” not only furniture or décor - architects, artists, engineers, experience designers, etc. The session will also make room for interactive exchanges with project initiators and creatives who wish to share. Workshop by: Nicole Hamouche, Consultant creative economy and startups. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1647 24 May, 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM Participation fee: $50 KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 12 SPEED DATE A SUSTAINABILITY COACH BY MADE FOR BRANDS Coaching you to be more sustainable throughout your process. We’re turning our office space into a speed coaching event: 15 coaches, 5 hours, 10-minute sessions and a bell!You will get a one-on-one (or several ones if you’re lucky) session with professionals who will help guide you on the sustainability path. Who are your potential coaches? Inspiring professionals who tackle sustainability in an unconventional way in their practice. The idea is to get


the most out of your date: How can sustainability be good for my company, my employees, and my clients?Coaches will share advice, feedback, insights and contacts through an intense 10-minute session. The list of coaches will soon be revealed on our website: mfbstudio.com Register: contact@mfbstudio.com 25 May, 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM Free of charge Made for Brands, Achrafieh Open for everyone +961 1 424 498 BELGIAN DESIGN & ORIENTALISM BY CHRISTOPHE BEAUFAYS Transforming traditional elements (architecture, arabesques, calligraphy etc.) into classic western garment. Moderator: Christophe Beaufays. Studied in Belgium and France for 8 years; worked for 20 years in Fashion houses (7 with Jean-Paul Gaultier). Currently, Art Director LOMAR Saudi Arabia. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1648 25 & 26 May, 10 AM – 4 PM Participation fee: $100 ESMOD Beirut Workshop Capacity: 20 +961 1 367 750 GERMAN TEXTILE SUSTAINABILITY: 30 YEARS OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT BY ROLF HEIMANN Change of paradigm in textile industry, Explanation of Textile Supply Chain, Resource efficiency, Design of theoretical sustainable collections. Moderator: Rolf Heimann, 30 year career as a pioneer in Textile Ecology. Developed environmentally friendly color systems and coatings for textiles. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1649 25 & 26 May, 10 AM – 4 PM Participation fee: $100 ESMOD Beirut Workshop Capacity: 20 +961 1 367 750 EXPERIMENTAL ARABIC LETTERFORMS Design a set of experimental Arabic letterforms using the skeletal structures of unified and detached Arabic letters. They can be highly illustrative, inspired from historical contexts or elaborate calligraphic styles or simply some conceptual fun. Load them with personality and most of all have a blast drawing them! You will use each of these letterforms to design an A3 poster which we will print together on spot! Register: info@mohtaraf.com 26 May, 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Free of Charge Al Mohtaraf, Hamra Workshop Capacity: 12 +961 1 748 447


UPCYCLING WORKSHOP: PAPER LAMPS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Illustration, pattern work, collage, and layering will be explored for paper body (table/hanging) lamps. A mixed media approach creating simple, yet trendy bodies of light for one’s home, using discarded papers and packaging cardboards, whether in 2D or 3D shapes. Through this workshop, each participant will learn simple approaches tapping into lighting and design ornamentation through folding method, pattern work, and illustration techniques. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1650 26 May, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Participation fee: $25 26 May, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Workshop Capacity: 20 The Artwork Shop, Hamra +961 1 749 646 BRACELET DESIGN WORKSHOP BY ZEIDAN CREATIONS Basic introduction to jewelry designing. Design your own Bracelet and the option to have it made (price ranges between $120 -$200). Short presentation explaining a few tips on how to buy Jewelry. People will have the opportunity to witness how our stone setters intricately work. Register: zeidancreations@gmail.com 27 May, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM Participation fee: $25 Zeidan Creations, Bourj Hammoud Workshop Capacity: 20 +961 1 246 819 SECOND HAND GARMENTS ENHANCEMENT BY CORINNE PINQUET & RANA HADDAD Composition of second hand men’s shirt and jeans into fashion products. Participants will make a creative new garment out of one or more men’s shirt & out of one or more jeans using ESMOD techniques and secrets to produce a garment in a few hours! Garments and all materials are provided. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1651 27 May, 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Participation fee: $50 ESMOD Beirut Workshop Capacity: 15 +961 367 750


UPCYCLING WORKSHOP: PLANTERS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Tin cans and re-purposed kitchen appliances (teapots, small kettles) will serve as the body of what will be a designed planter personage. Using paper illustrations, recycled beer caps, recycled cutlery, electrical and metal wires, as well as, trashed magazines, each participant will experiment with mixed media in order to create other worldly planter “mutants” promoting a propagation of household plants in our grey urban jungle. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1652 27 May, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Participation fee: $25 27 May, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Workshop Capacity: 20 The Artwork Shop, Hamra +961 1 749 646 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT FOR FASHION INDUSTRY BY IED MADRID In this workshop we´ll learn how to do a simplified Life Cycle Assessment for Fashion Industry. We’ll learn to decompose the life of a garment in different stages, from materials production and transformation, to clothing production, through packaging, logistics, consumption and use, and to the end of this garment, when we don’t need, or want it, anymore. We’ll make a stop in the stages of materials and at the end of the life of a garment, two interesting points where many solutions are starting to appear in the fashion market, to make students work together in small groups, 3 to 5 people, to think about solutions in these particular stages and to help to make the workshop more interactive. Workshop by: Gema Gomez Register: ied.edu/bdw16 28 May, 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM Free of Charge White Sur White, Achrafieh Workshop Capacity: 1 BADAEL: ALTERNATIVE FUNDRAISING METHODS FOR SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS Beyond Reform & Development is offering a live simulation and workshop that aims to empower activists, campaigns, social initiatives and NGOs to gain the knowledge and skills of alternative fundraising methods. This includes social entrepreneurship, crowd funding, mass funding, CSR & proposal writing. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1653 28 May, 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM Free of Charge Beyond Reform & Development, Badaro Worksop Capacity: 25 +961 1 397 492


UPCYCLING: WALL ELEMENTS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Trashed detergent bottles will be cut, shaped, and reassembled to create wall mounted decorative masks. Each participant will be reviving elements from tribal cultures to produce eccentric and extravagant sculptural pieces to put on household walls. Every piece will be further ornamented using paints, yarns, ribbons, bottle caps, buttons, and textiles in order to truly personalize and customize each individual’s piece. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1654 28 May, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Participation fee: $25 The Artwork Shop, Hamra Workshop Capacity: 20 +961 1 749 646 RE-MAPPING KARANTINA BY LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE CLUB The workshop consists of an introduction to creative mapping practices through a case study of Karantina. It will include on-site explorations, discussions, and the production of maps in different media.We will reexamine and re-map the Karantina neighborhood individually or in small groups, using the tools available and accessible – our bodies, vehicles, phones, cameras or computers.Focusing on their interests and observations, participants are invited to translate their own understanding, knowledge and experience of the space using the tools of their choosing.At the end of the day, we will collectively discuss this process, and its role in the relation to the city. We will also present and discuss the results – a collection of drawings, images, films, text, sounds (…), each documenting an aspect of the neighborhood and a different relation between the author and the space. Please bring with you the tools/materials you would like to work with. Workshop by Monica Basbous. The conversation at the end of the workshop is open to the public at 05:00 PM. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1655 29 May, 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Free of Charge KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 16 +961 71 142 974 PRINTMAKING WITH FOUND OBJECTS BY JESSE BOWLEY Explore pattern and texture by experimenting with a variety of printmaking methods, such as hand block printing and monoprinting on paper and fabric remnants. Mark-making materials will include rescued and reused objects to stimulate creative and sustainable design solutions. Register: jesse.bowley@gmail.com 29 May, 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM Participation fee: $60 KED, Karantina Workshop Capacity: 10 +961 78 901 724


KIDS PROGRAM BY BEYOND LEARNING MARBLE RUN Build a marble track that twists, turns, races, and spins marbles at an incredible speed! Send your marble through the funnels, across tracks and bumpers, and down the hills, all the way to the finish line. With the help of good friends and reusable materials, your marble run just might win best track. Are you up for the challenge? Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1656 22 May, 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM Free of Charge KED, Karantina Age group: 10 to 12 years old +961 1 395 010 Workshop Capacity: 20 BAYT BYOUT Can a house be a hospital, a police station, and a school at the same time? It can be whatever you imagine it to be. With a touch of creativity and a little imagination, young visitors can challenge architectural tradition to create their very own sustainable structure. Where will they and their friends choose to live? Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1657 22 May, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Free of charge KED, Karantina Age group: 7 to 9 years old +961 1 395 010 Workshop Capacity: 15 LOVEY STEPS Create your own lovey! It can be a human, an animal, a mix of both, or even a wacky new creature. In this workshop, little visitors will make use of what resources they can find to create a character that talks, walks, and hangs about with us. What secrets and stories could these loveys share? Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1658 22 May, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Free of charge KED, Karantina Age group: 4 to 6 years old +961 1 395 010 Workshop Capacity: 15


KIDS WORKSHOPS DESIGN FOR CHANGE Design for Change is the largest global movement that gives children the opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. It can be implemented within a school or with any group of children aged between 8 and 18 years old. DFC empowers children by giving them the tool to say I CAN, which are the two most powerful words a person can believe. Children who have discovered this are changing their world. The main four steps of the process are: 1. FEEL the environment, map it, identify problems and vote for the one hot spot to work on. This is followed by an investigation on the field and interviews to stakeholders 2. IMAGINE the best solution 3. DO the plan and implement it 4. SHARE the story with the community, local newspaper … and the world! The Design for Change program was created in India and has been adopted in more than 30 countries. Once a year, during the fall, an international conference called ‘Be The Change’ is organized to celebrate these children who are leading the change. At the national level, a jury designated by DFC Lebanon selects the best project. Representatives from the winning team at the national level will be offered flight and lodging to attend the conference and present their idea.The objective is to have youngsters from different communities working together to elaborate and implement solutions/projects to respond to the needs of the Karantina area following the DFC process mentioned above. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1659 21, 23 & 25 May, 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM Free of charge KED, Karantina Age Level: 13 – 16 Years old +961 71 319 898 Workshop Capacity: 12 UPCYLCING: MAGIC SPINNING LANTERNS FOR KIDS BY THE ARTWORKSHOP A workshop delving in motion, light, and projected shadows - Reviving an age old Chinese craft using recycled paper cut outs, colorful transparencies, and illustrated silhouettes. Each child will assemble a heat powered magic lantern that would animate their rooms, as well as their nights. This workshop sparks visual story telling through artistic elements, whilst grasping simple scientific phenomenon. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1660 26 May, 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM Participation fee: $20 The Artwork Shop, Hamra Age level: 8 to 12 years old +961 1 749 646 Workshop Capacity: 15


UPCYCLING: TIN CAN TABLE LAMPS FOR TEENS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Tin cans will be transformed into funky table lamps using illustration and collage techniques on recycled and scrap papers. Each participant will use colors, patterns, or ornate illustrations in order to create interchangeable set of skins for their tin body lamp. Through this workshop, each teen will learn simple techniques tapping into lighting and design ornamentation, through pattern work and illustration. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1661 26 May, 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM Participation fee: $25 The Artwork Shop, Hamra Age Level: 13 to 17 years old +961 1 749 646 Workshop Capacity: 15 UPCYCLING: PLANTERS FOR KIDS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Plastic soda bottles will be creatively converted into fun planters in the shapes of creatures, monsters, and fun loving characters, using scrapped bottle caps, buttons, textiles, ribbons, yarn, and other odds and ends avoiding being trashed. This will spark enthusiasm for young green thumbs, in an ever growing youth brought up in a tech-centric generation. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1662 27 May, 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM Participation fee: $20 The Artwork Shop, Hamra Age Level: 8 to 12 years old +961 1 749 646 Workshop Capacity: 15 UPCYCLING: PLANTERS FOR TEENS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Tin cans and re-purposed kitchen appliances (teapots, small kettles) will serve as the body of what will be a designed planter personage. Using paper illustrations, recycled beer caps, recycled cutlery, electrical and metal wires, as well as, trashed magazines, each participant will experiment with mixed media in order to create other worldly planter “mutants” promoting a propagation of household plants in our grey urban jungle. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1663 27 May, 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM Participation fee: $25 The Artwork Shop, Hamra Age Level: 13 to 17 years old +961 1 749 646 Workshop capacity: 15


UPCYCLING: TOYS FOR KIDS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Kids will be able to make their own personalized toy out of scrap wood pieces, plastic soda bottles, ropes, and other odds and ends. These elements will be assembled into simple balloon powered motion toys, or will be designed into figurines and dolls. Offering a choice of toy, as well as, an opportunity to have kids enjoy this sustainable and consumer friendly alternative to the usual shop toys. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1664 28 May, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Participation fee: $20 The Artwork Shop, Hamra Age level: 8 – 12 years old +961 1 749 646 Workshop Capacity: 15 UPCYCLING: WALL ELEMENTS FOR TEENS BY THE ARTWORK SHOP Colored upcycled toilet paper rolls will be arranged and assembled into characters designed for a wall mounted decorative piece. Each participant will draft a character out, to later assemble it in “3D” grid format, using each toilet paper roll as a piece of the puzzle or as a “pixel” to a bigger picture. Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1665 28 May, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM The Artwork Shop, Hamra +961 1 749 646

Participation fee: $25 Age Level: 13 to 17 years old Workshop capacity: 15

PRINTMAKING WITH FOUND OBJECTS FOR KIDS BY JESSE BOWLEY Explore pattern and texture by experimenting with a variety of printmaking methods, such as hand block printing and monoprinting on paper and fabric remnants. Mark-making materials will include rescued and reused objects to stimulate creative and sustainable design solutions. Register: jesse.bowley@gmail.com 29 May, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Participation fee: $40 KED, Karantina Age Level: 14 – 17 years old +961 78 901 724 Workshop Capacity: 8


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