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The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change

The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change

The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change

The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change


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The Beirut Call brings together individuals who think, do and create to inspire and communicate diverse approaches in facing wars, crises, instability, and despair; people who are turning to the arts and culture as a way to engage audiences through deep and emotional connections to bring about change, and who are imbuing their work with social and political messaging to advance the issues about which they feel most passionate. The Beirut Call presents diverse perceptions and expressions that speak to Lebanese in their homeland and in diaspora, but it also transcends the borders of Lebanon as contributors address glocal (local-global) issues-war, peace, memory, history, identity, creativity, cultural resistance, resilience, artistic activism, human rights, feminism, social justice, intercultural dialogue...-which can be discussed in a range of settings such as in schools and universities, arts & culture workshops and learning programs, youth and community centers, women's groups, NGOs, as well as alternative education programs. Proceeds will help Nabad continue to fund artists, arts NGOs, and small creative enterprises' projects in Lebanon.


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ISBN-13: 9781733452977
Publisher: Dar Al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture
Publication date: 04/29/2021
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

After a decade spent in the business world, Roula Salibi decided the time had come to embrace the true calling of her heart: the calling of art. She dedicated the next years of her life to learning all she could, including taking a series of intensive courses at ESMOD Beirut and imbuing herself in every aspect of the art world. While the materials Salibi uses in her work are conventional, accessible, and simple, the results are anything but. Geometric forms, which are a constant thread throughout her work, combine with the earthy, unfinished feel of rough gemstones. There is depth and tactile beauty in her silverwork, with each finished piece exhibiting its own distinctive personality. After exhibiting in Paris, Milan, London, New York, and Dubai, Roula Salibi's pieces have extended into the European and Middle East markets. Online platforms have also expanded her work worldwide. You can follow Roula Salibi's art or learn more about @iamminimalistlb on Facebook, or @I_am_minimalist_lb on Instagram.

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh (Badine) is a scholar, university professor, visual artist, activist, writer, and consultant. She holds a Higher Diploma in Fine Arts and Restoration of Icons (1999, ALBA, University of Balamand, Lebanon). She pursued her higher studies at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada: Minor in Religious Sciences (1999), MA in Theology, Religions, and Cultures (2001), Ph.D. in Theology-Sciences of Religions (2005), and held two postdoctoral positions (2005-2008). Dr. Chrabieh has more than 20 years of extensive multidisciplinary and international experience and expertise in university teaching (Lebanon, Canada, United Arab Emirates), academic research, visual arts, art direction, communication, content creation, writing, project management, training, and conference/workshop/webinar organization. She is the author of numerous books, book chapters, academic papers, and online articles. As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work in Canada, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Italy. She has founded an online movement of writers and artists focused on gender issues in 2012, has been an active member of local/international NGOs, and a member of executive committees and advisory/editorial boards of several organizations since 1995. In addition, she has received several awards and grants in Canada, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Since 2017, Dr. Chrabieh has been the owner and director of Beirut-based SPNC Learning & Communication Expertise, and since 2020, Nabad's Program Manager ( Official Online Channels: Website/blog: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh Facebook Page: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh Instagram Account:

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