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Beirut Design Week 2019

Beirut Design Week is back for its 8th edition under the theme of DESIGN & NOSTALGIA.

This year, time and its fluctuation will be playing an integral part of the event. Designers, artists, tech innovators, and thinkers are invited to explore the concept of nostalgia through the lens of present and future designs.

Join us this summer for an exciting lineup of local and international creatives who will be uncovering the theme through a series of workshops, exhibitions, and talks at STARCO!


The 8th edition of Beirut Design Week will begin with an opening ceremony set to take place on Monday July 1st in STARCO, and will last until Sunday the 7th of July. The curated program will be held at STARCO, featuring a series of installations, exhibitions, talks and workshops by local & international creatives:
The exciting lineup of speakers and exhibitors across different disciplines includes:
-Lina Ghotmeh | Award-winning Franco-Lebanese Architect based in Paris July 6th
- Mathieu Le Sourd (MAOTIK) | French New Media Artist All-week exhibition
-Thomas Ollivier | Freelance creative and art director based in London All-week exhibition
- Sofiane Si Merabet | The Confused Arab | Franco- Algerian Cultural cartographer July 4th
- Diletta Toniolo | Lecturer at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) July 2nd
- Platau | Architecture and urbanism studio July 6th
- Alfred Tarazi | Acclaimed Lebanese Artist July 6th
- Pablo Sendra | Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) July 4th
-Filipa Wunderlich | Course Director of MRes Inter-Disciplinary Urban Design at The Bartlett (UCL) July 6th
-Pascal Zoghbi | Lebanese Typographer July 3rd
-Aoi Hasegawa | Course Leader of the Domus Academy Master in Interior Design July 6th
-Ramsey Naja | CCO of J. Walter Thompson Middle East & Africa July 5th
- Salim Azzam | Lebanese Award-Winning Fashion Designer July 6th
-Johannes Torpe | Former Creative Direcor of Bang & Olufsen July 2nd
-Nour Tabet | Senior Art Director at HUGE in Washington DC July 5th
-Athina Papadopoulou | Senior Architect / Planning Officer at Nicosia Municipality July 6th
-Carmel Gradoli | Adjunct professor of the Department of Architectural Composition at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura - Universitat Politècnica de València July 6th
-Jana Traboulsi | Lebanese visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator July 5th
-Moshtari Hilal | Visual artist from Hamburg All-week exhibition
-Adra Kandil | Lebanese Art Director All-week exhibition
-Sarah Bahbah | Palestinian-Austrialian artist All-week exhibition
-Sara Johannesson | Design Director at Doberman July 2nd

In addition, a series of exhibitions and events organized by Beirut Design Week will take place across Beirut. Participants and their respective events are scheduled per region as follows:
July 1 BDW opening at STARCO
July 2 Hamra / Verdun / DownTown + Starco
July 3 Gemmayze / Mar Mikhael / Jisr El Wati + Starco
July 4 Badaro / Achrafieh / Monot + Starco
July 5 BDW main venue Starco
July 6 BDW main venue Starco
July 7 BDW sunset closing party

Over the years, Beirut Design Week has consistently managed to bring together creatives from different parts of Lebanon to express themselves in a novel way each year. The 2019 edition will surely be yet another success, especially considering the emotional resonance of the theme that has made BDW all the more unique.

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