Dar al-Kalima University (Bethlehem - Palestine) organized an art workshop on art and citizenship at the Bossa Nova Hotel on December 16, 2021, in cooperation with the Dar al-Kalima Association for the Arts and culture and its program NABAD (nabad.art) in Lebanon.
NABAD — an innovative program launched by Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in response to the August 4, 2020 tragedy in Beirut — aims to empower artists, arts organizations, and creative enterprises in Southwestern Asia and North Africa to implement their artistic and cultural ideas and market their artwork.
I am more than honored to be part of an amazing team of contributors whose testimonials, perceptions, narratives, and stories highlight the change-making arts and cultural scene here in Beirut. Together, these academics, poets, artists, activists, and individuals engaged in a wounded city, reveal glimpses of their thinking and doing, offering inspiration for other communities facing wars, crises, instability, and despair.
Spotlights from The Beirut Call Book Launch, celebrating a crucial anthology about resilience and resistance culture in Lebanon.