Today, our mother tongue ie the Arabic language is actually the "Missing Link" for successful collaboration. Talhouk's talk will reveal, discuss and highlight how language is the outcome of its environment, and the extent to which language is an indicator of how healthy, creative, and innovative a community is. Thus, where is the Arabic language today? How it is perceived and practiced? And what is its role in making collective (creative) approaches happen?
Khaled Abolnaga is an award-winning Actor/Producer of feature films based in Cairo, as an actor he collected numerous Best Actor awards from Egypt, Arab & International Film Festivals since 2001. He starred in Arabic language feature films in Egypt and the Arab world since his first award-winning lead role in "A Citizen, A Detective & A Thief" 2001 by Egyptian acclaimed director Daoud Abdel Sayed.
Curating as Collaboration will delve into Barrak Alzaid’s work across two distinct and overlapping practices: as Managing Editor of ArteEast’s Online Quarterly, and as an artist and member of the collective GCC. The talk will explore how the tool kit of a curator can be applied to produce publications and artwork. The Dictaphone Group’s publication ‘The Sea Is This Way’ and the artwork of GCC will serve as case studies.
This talk focuses on the importance of free design education, fostering talent, and collaboration using Creative Space Beirut as an example. Creative Space Beirut is a non-profit free school for fashion design founded by Sarah Hermez and Caroline Simonelli. The talk, given by Sarah Hermez, will take the audience on the journey of how the idea sparked, how it was implemented, and how experimenting with a progressive model by which technical skills are embedded into the creative process has allowed for growth, collaboration and equal opportunity amongst talented people from different communities across Lebanon.