You're Going Where?: The End of an Era →
adamphillips19: It’s official - my Lebanese life has come to an end. After countless doodoo shots, trips to the AUB beach and fights with servees drivers, my tenure at Souk El Tayeb is fin. It’s bittersweet. The amount of work and responsibility that was put on hold while I was in Beirut is rushing back to me at…
beirumi: Here’s the trailer for the CityAsLab book I helped Adriana with. CITY AS LAB is an interdisciplinary graduate course and field program that hybridizes social science and design research methods to read, map, and shake up the urban fabrics of Beirut and New York City. Director: Adriana Valdez Young Editor: Hirumi Nanayakkara Music: Mashrou’ Leila Produced with support from KARAJ...
BEIRUT or BUST: SPF Process →
beirumi: Solar Powered Fan is the main project I was working on at Karaj. The electricity grid in Lebanon is broken. Many people have very intermittent (to no) electricity and too much summer sun. Some people are lucky enough to have backup generators to provide power to their homes and business, while…
BEIRUT or BUST: CityAsLab Book Submission →
beirumi: NAME: HIRUMI NANAYAKKARA Blog/website: itsmehirumi.com & beirumi.tumblr.com Parsons the New School for Design MFA Design + Technology Concentration: Mobile Media + Sustainable Design Educational Background: B.S. Biological Sciences, Neurobiology from the University of California, Irvine …
Escape to Bardo: Lessons Learned →
brandonmfischer: Well, my stint in Beirut has come to a close and I can honestly say that the experience turned out to be quite opposite of what I had anticipated. Going in, I expected the organization that I was to work with to have a fixed structure and standard operating procedures that I would have to become…
Missed Calls from Beirut: Reflections →
lettersfrombeirut: Who I Am- Desiree LaVecchia/ Dee Dee! Graduate Program in International Affairs Concentration: Cities and Urbanization Educational Background: University of South Florida 2008: BA Government and International Affairs University of South Florida 2008: BA…
slouching towards beirut: so what did YOU do this... →
slouchingtowardsbeirut: C’EST MOI: MANIEZHEH slouchingtowardsbeirut.tumblr.com Parsons The New School for Design Concentration: MA Fashion Studies Educational Background: Print Journalism, Spanish & Biochemistry Professional Background: neuroscience & arabidopsis genetics undergrad lab tech…
BEIRUT or BUST: Green the Grey →
beirumi: Welcome to Beirut, where remnants of civil conflict can be seen from just about every corner. Construction and reconstruction are occurring ALWAYS. We’ve literally seen construction sites go from a pit the size of Texas to the foundations of a building overnight. One thing that is missing from…
peas in the middle east: City as Lab:... →
meredithdf: MEREDITH DANBERG-FICARELLI meredithdf.tumblr.com Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy Concentration: Urban Policy and Sustainability Management Favorite Food in NYC: Vanessa’s Dumplings / Pho Grand Favorite Food in BEIRUT: BBQ meat + tabbouleh UMA ALI’S FRONT GARDEN Visit…
BEIRUT or BUST: LED Shirt Process →
beirumi: 7.18 I absolutely adore the maps that Adriana has embroidered. Transforming “urban fabric” into a tangible object, she has hand stitched maps of Union Square and Beirut onto large pieces of fabric. While working on the SPF project, I was inspired to incorporate these maps into our…
Picnic Manuals available now!
This book is GORGEOUS! And very practical. foodpieces: We just launched our collection of Picnic-As-Tools manuals. Have a look and be inspired - Bon Appetit!