BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2012

The MENA Design Research Center is proud to be launching the first Beirut Design Week (June 25-30). If you are a contributing member to Beirut’s design scene, we would like you to participate in this event.

Beirut Design Week is the first official design week to ever take place in Lebanon and the MENA region. During the week between the 25th and 30th of June, Beirut will be welcoming some of the world’s most influential design educators and professionals from Germany, Italy, the UK and the USA as well as introducing to the public our local design scene.

With a series of exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and screenings across the city, we will be celebrating the role of design in our contemporary culture, society, education and economy.

PROGRAM : 

Below you will find the Beirut Design Week program for this year. For more information about each specific event, refer to the top links accordingly. Please go to the workshops page to register if you would like to participate in a workshop, because places are limited. For addresses of the locations, refer tot eh map.

All events are open to the public and free of charge (except workshops).

MONDAY 25
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18:00-22:00 OPENING CEREMONY & DESMEEM EXHIBITION (Ministry of Tourism, Hamra)

TUESDAY 26
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09:00-20:00 | DESMEEM EXHIBITION (Ministry of Tourism, Hamra)
09:30-13:30 | WORKSHOP: INFOGRAPHICS I with DensityDesign (Laboratoire D’art, Gemmayze)
09:30-13:30 | WORKSHOP: DESIGNPRENEURS with Mirada Madrid (AltCity, Hamra)
15:00-19:00 | WORKSHOP: BAG MAKING with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
14:00-17:00 | WORKSHOP: DESIGN RESARCH with pia drechsel & bianca bender (Laboratoire D’art, Gemmayze)
16:00-20:00 | TALK: BAG with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
16:00-20:00 | WORKSHOP: YOU DESIGN IT with Randa Tabbah (Randa Tabbah, Saifi)
18:00-19:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & URBAN SPACE (AltCity, Hamra)
19:00-20:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & PERSONAL FINANCE (AltCity, Hamra)
18:00-21:00 | ATELIER G COLLECTION LAUNCH: 4 YEARS ON THE MOVE (Atelier G, Sassine)
18:00-22:00 | APRACTICE EXHIBITION (apractice, Gemmayze)
18:30-21:00 | GEORGES EL TEN EXHIBITION: OUT OF CLUTTER (Spare Arts, Mar Mikhael)
19:00-21:00 | TALK: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE IN OUR SHOES TODAY with vit-e (vit-e, Kantari)
21:00-23:00 | FILMS: GENIUS OF DESIGN 1 & URBANIZED (St. Nicholas Stairs, Gemmayze)

WEDNESDAY 27
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09:00-20:00 | DESMEEM EXHIBITION (Ministry of Tourism, Hamra)
10:00-16:00 | FULL DAY CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF DESIGN EDUCATION (West Hall, AUB, Hamra)
15:00-19:00 | WORKSHOP: BAG MAKING with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
16:00-20:00 | TALK: BAG with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
16:00-20:00 | WORKSHOP: YOU DESIGN IT with Randa Tabbah (Randa Tabbah, Saifi)
16:00-22:00 | A FISH IN SEA PLATFORM LAUNCH (a fish in sea, Hamra)
17:00-18:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & DISABILITY (AltCity, Hamra)
18:00-19:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & MIGRANT WORKERS INTEGRATION (AltCity, Hamra)
19:00-20:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & GENDER (AltCity, Hamra)
18:00-22:00 | CYNTHIA RAFFOUL COLLECTION LAUNCH: ONE STORY, ONE JEWEL (Cynthia Raffoul, Gemmayze)
18:00-22:00 | SHIRINE SAAD BOOK LAUNCHING: BEIRUT BOHO (Maria Halios, Mar Mikhael)
19:00-21:00 | TALK: POLYPOD CREATIVE SESSIONS (Polypod, Hamra)
21:00-23:00 | FILMS: GENIUS OF DESIGN 2 & HANDMADE NATION (St. Nicholas Stairs, Gemmayze)


THURSDAY 28
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09:00-20:00 | DESMEEM EXHIBITION (Ministry of Tourism)
09:30-13:30 WORKSHOP: INFOGRAPHICS II with DensityDesign (Laboratoire D’art, Gemmayze)
09:30-13:30 | WORKSHOP: VIDEO DOCUMENTATION FOR DESIGNERS I with nina martin, giogio bordiga & sara manzini
10:00-17:00 | MAAJOUN ALL DAY OPEN STUDIO EXHIBITION (Maajoun, Corniche el Mazraa)
15:00-19:00 | WORKSHOP: BAG MAKING with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
16:00-17:00 | TALK: DESIGN & LACK OF DATA with joumana ibrahim (AltCity, Hamra)
17:30-18:30 | TALK: EMOTION FLOWS WITH MINDFUL DESIGN with simon mhanna & linda selwood choueirI (AltCity, Hamra)
19.00-20:00 | TALK: DESIGN ROAD with samer yamani (AltCity, Hamra)
16:00-20:00 | TALK: BAG with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
16:00-20:00 | WORKSHOP: YOU DESIGN IT with Randa Tabbah (Randa Tabbah, Saifi)
16:00-22:00 | A FISH IN SEA PLATFORM LAUNCH (a fish in sea, Hamra)
18:00-20:30 | PLAN BEY COLLECTION LAUNCH: PICTOGRAM (Plan Bey, Mar Mikhael)
18:00-20:30 | TALK: ARE DERRIDA AND DESIGN STRANGERS THAT NEVER MET? with Ziad Abillama (Atelier S/Z, Gemmayze)
18:00-21:00 | NADA ZEINEH COLLECTION LAUNCH: PRINTEMPTS A BKERZAI (Nada Zeineh, Sursock)
21:00-23:00 | FILMS: GENIUS OF DESIGN 3 & DESIGN THE NEW BUSINESS (St. Nicholas Stairs, Gemmayze)

FRIDAY 29
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09:00-20:00 | DESMEEM EXHIBITION (Ministry of Tourism, Hamra)
09:30-13:30 | WORKSHOP: SERVICE DESIGN with giulia bazoli & eeva campbell (Laboratoire D’art, Gemmayze)
10:00-16:00 | CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT OPEN HOUSE (Creative Space, Geatawi)
15:00-19:00 | WORKSHOP: BAG MAKING with Johnny Farah (Johnny Farah, Saifi)
16:00-20:00 | WORKSHOP: YOU DESIGN IT with Randa Tabbah (Randa Tabbah, Saifi)
16:00-22:00 | A FISH IN SEA PLATFORM (a fish in sea, Hamra)
16:00-17:00 | TALK: IMAGINATION STUDIO with joanna choukeir (AltCity, Hamra)
17:00-18:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & CREATIVE EDUCATION (AltCity, Hamra)
18:00-19:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & ENERGY (AltCity, Hamra)
19:00-20:00 | DESMEEM TALK: DESIGN & SUSTAINABLE CONSUMERISM (AltCity, Hamra)
21:00-23:00 | FILMS: GENIUS OF DESIGN 4 & OBJECTIFIED (St. Nicholas Stairs, Gemmayze)

SATURDAY 30
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09:00-20:00 | DESMEEM EXHIBITION (Ministry of Tourism, Hamra)
10:00-17:00 | MAAJOUN ALL DAY OPEN STUDIO EXHIBITION (Maajoun, Corniche el Mazraa)
10:30-18:30 | WORKSHOP: INFOGRAPHICS III with DensityDesign (Laboratoire D’art, Gemmayze)
14:00-18:30 | WORKSHOP: VIDEO DOCUMENTATION FOR DESIGNERS II with nina martin, giogio bordiga & sara manzini
16:00-20:00 | WORKSHOP: YOU DESIGN IT with Randa Tabbah (Randa Tabbah, Saifi)
16:00-22:00 | A FISH IN SEA PLATFORM (a fish in sea, Hamra)
18:30-20:30 | EXHIBITION OF INFOGRAPHICS AND VIDEO DOCUMENTATION WORKSHOPS (Laboratoire D’art, Gemmayze)
21:00-23:00 | FILMS: GENIUS OF DESIGN 5 & LOGORAMA & HELVETICA (St. Nicholas Stairs, Gemmayze)

For More Information : http://www.beirutdesignweek.com

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