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Talks & Panel Discussions
SATURDAY JUNE 23


NETWORKING EVENT

DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF TRIPOLI'S FURNITURE PRODUCTION

UNDER THE WOOD PROCESSING SECTOR COMPONENT OF THE PSD PROGRAMME 

Funded by the European Union in Lebanon and implemented by Expertise France


Saturday, June 23

11 AM - 1 PM

Antwork


An exciting brunch of discussions and networking, sharing product design trends and expressing thoughts on designing the future of Tripoli’s furniture production.
Join our enthusiastic talks and meet influential Lebanese designers and experts!
 
PRESENTATIONS & GUEST SPEAKERS:
 
Connect and design with Tripoli's wood processors

Mrs. Rola Haida, General Manager, L'Artisan du Liban

Design makes all the difference  

Come and find out the influential Lebanese designer behind this talk!

Behind the scenes of an exciting upcoming platform
Mr. Dany Abboud, Member of the board of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI)

Tripoli's design challenge...From sketches to creation 

Mr. Ibrahim Zahreddine, co-founder of Innovation Factory


MONDAY JUNE 25:

PANEL DISCUSSION
BETWEEN SITE AND STUDIO
Part of Forum on Cities and Designers in partnership with Public Works Studio

Monday, June 25
7 PM 
Beit Beirut 

Practitioners are invited to critically reflect on methodologies, tools, and processes chosen in relation to physical sites and their complexities. This panel is a prompt for designers and researchers to reflect on methods, politics, tools, abstraction, complexity in representation.

SPEAKERS:
  • Claudia Martinez Mansell, Balloon Mapping Bourj Al Shamali
  • Ahmad Gharbieh (American University of Beirut), Refugees as City-Makers
  • Sergej Schellen (Bus Map Project), Connecting the Map to the Street: Design & Civic Action
  • Mustapha Jundi, Between Land and Sea

Discussant: Majd Al Shihabi
Language: English

TUESDAY JUNE 26:

TALK & NETWORKING EVENT
WHY DESIGN NEEDS BUSINESS - WHY BUSINESS NEEDS DESIGN
BY IED - ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN

Tuesday, June 26 
6 PM - 7 PM
The Instituto Cervantes in Beirut, Beirut Digital District

A conversation between Dario Assante - IED Madrid Director and Ghassan Salameh BDW Creative Director and IED Alumnus
How young designers can launch their own business? What tools are currently available in an ever changing market? Is design education enough to succeed?
How well established companies are looking at design methodology and design thinking to be more competitive in a complex and global market?
How designers can find disruptive ways to face challenges and to solve customer pains?
Designers could play a decisive role in companies' boards, improving a different approach to business!


PANEL DISCUSSION
THE POSITIONED SELF 
Part of Forum on Cities and Designers in partnership with Public Works Studio

Tuesday, June 26
6:30 PM 
Beit Beirut 

Practitioners are invited to critically reflect on their positionality (social, economic, professional) in a particular design project or practice. As many questions and concerns arise in our respective practices in relation to ethics, hierarchies, stakeholders’ participation and positionality, this panel will provide the space to articulate these issues, identify spaces of possibility, and collectively re-think design processes.
 
SPEAKERS:
  • Nour Madi, Recovering Topographies
  • Samer Chinder (UN-Habitat), The Space and The Public
  • Saba Innab, Momentary Foundations: Reconstructing Nahr el Bared Camp 
  • Abir Saksouk (Public Works Studio), The Space of Community
Discussant: Samar Kanafani
Language: Arabic

TALK & NETWORKING EVENT
DESIGN IN DUBAI
BY DOWNTOWN DESIGN & DUBAI DESIGN WEEK

Tuesday, June 26 
7 PM - 7:30 PM
The Instituto Cervantes in Beirut, Beirut Digital District

A presentation by Rue Kothari, Director of Downtown Design and Rawan Kashkoush, Head of Programming of Dubai Design Week on the creative economy, opportunities and points of access to of the rapidly expanding city’s creative and business networks, including an overview of programming and activity of the events taking place this November.


TALK
DESIGNING LIVEABLE CITIES: WHAT ARE WE MISSING?
BY BLUE HAT

We will feature a series of Pecha Kucha 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.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 27:

SEMINAR & PUBLICATION LAUNCH
MASTER-PLANNING IN LEBANON: MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPES OF INEQUALITY
BY PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO IN COLLABORATION WITH LEGAL AGENDA

Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
At Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture

How does urban planning happen in Lebanon? What is the drive behind it? In what ways does it violate our collective rights? Join us for a 2-day seminar and publication launch where we discuss how planning replicates inequalities and power relations and maintains the dominance of the privileged. By presenting timelines, maps, and case studies from Zouk, Damour, Adloun, Tunis and more, we show how factors such as law, ownership, identity, and interests contribute to displacing practices, livelihoods and sometimes communities.

THURSDAY JUNE 28:

TALK & NETWORKING EVENT
BERYTECH MEETUPS: INNOVATION IN FASHION
BY BERYTECH

Thursday, June 28
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Beirut Digital District, BDD1075 Rooftop, 5th floor

Fashion entrepreneurship, innovation, and funding experts talk about the future of the fashion industry, trends in fashion technology, growing your fashion business and getting it funded in the June edition of the Berytech Meetups: Innovation in Fashion - part of the Beirut Design Week.

SEMINAR & PUBLICATION LAUNCH
MASTER-PLANNING IN LEBANON: MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPES OF INEQUALITY
BY PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO IN COLLABORATION WITH LEGAL AGENDA

Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
At Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture

How does urban planning happen in Lebanon? What is the drive behind it? In what ways does it violate our collective rights? Join us for a 2-day seminar and publication launch where we discuss how planning replicates inequalities and power relations and maintains the dominance of the privileged. By presenting timelines, maps, and case studies from Zouk, Damour, Adloun, Tunis and more, we show how factors such as law, ownership, identity, and interests contribute to displacing practices, livelihoods and sometimes communities.