The Event

As part of Beirut Design Week 2018, we will feature a series of short presentations by interesting speakers from different Design fields. They will discuss how design has inspired change, responded to challenges, and solved problems in cities worldwide. A panel discussion will follow to discuss solutions suitable for Beirut.

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Address: Blue Hat
3rd Floor, Abboud Abdul Razzak Bld., Bab Idriss
Downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

Attendance: Free
Dress Code: Casual



Nadida Raad

Nadida is a communication engineer working with a Beirut-based semiconductor startup. Her two passions, however, are people and bicycles. She is a co-founder of the Chain Effect and also the general secretary of Polyliban, an organization that promotes youth empowerment and development through endurance sports. Nadida will share with us insights on how The Chain Effect is making Beirut more livable by promoting biking as an alternative transportation method. 


Jubran Elias
& Lana Chukri

Jubran is a creative soul who works with passion and energy. His increasing obsession for geometric shapes and colors is heavily medicated with clean, honest design.

Lana Chukri is an art director, urban artist, and two time TEDx speaker. She likes to dabble in all things design, has an affinity for the beauty of all mediums, and is constantly on the go, looking for whatever experience is next for her to saturate. 

Together they will tell us all about Dihzahyners and their paint up initiatives around Lebanon. 


George Bitar

Georges Bitar, President and Co-Founder of the lebanese NGO Live Love Lebanon. He is the mind behind Live Love Recycle's idea, a new initiative to start recycling in Beirut for free. Georges will share with us insights about Live Love Recycle, how it came to life and how it's contributing in making Beirut more livable. 


Omar Kabbani

Established by identical twin brothers Omar & Mohamed Kabbani, ASHEKMAN is an Arabic street art crew specialized in Arabic graffiti and Arabic calligraffiti. 

They were heavily inspired by the Lebanese civil war graffiti, which first emerged during the 80s and 90s. Various fighting militias used graffiti to tag walls during the Lebanese civil war.

Omar Kabbani will tell us about how they are reviving the Arabic culture using an urban context.  

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