strange encounters of the covid kind | Trapani (si) It is Saturday in the city of Trapani, Sicily. I am sitting in a laundromat taking advantage of the beautiful spring day that inspired the entire population to vacate the city and drive to the countryside. I am alone so I load every washing machine, hoping to … Continue reading Meeting superman in the laundromat.
Saving bees, one coffee at a time…
Eco-innovator uses coffee grounds, oregano and dirt to rebuild thriving local bee populations – Mongiona (CA) Andrea Rullo is not your typical Calabrian farmer. With a degree in automotive production systems and a career as head of production for one of Europe’s most renowned high end engine makers, at 29 he decided to return to … Continue reading Saving bees, one coffee at a time…
The oral histories of John Pendray, Marine Painter
John Pendray is a living book of the seas and the ships men use to navigate it. In his studio, Pendray explores the diverse cultural similarities among vessels in disparate parts of the world and the reasons why.
Walking out of Lockdown Podcast
It is the nature of creatives, artisans and social protagonists to be flexible and forward looking. Who better to adapt or inspire constructive societal change during this pandemic crisis?
The Public Artist: Rania Tabbara’s ‘The Shelter Suitcase’
Rania Tabbara, an art and design advocate, has been at the forefront of Lebanon’s creative scene for two decades using Art to provoke open dialogue across religion, gender and generations.
Sensory Spain | The Art of Travel
Starting from the Orange Coast of Spain, via the Costa Blanca to Andalusia: this film takes us on a first person, cultural journey dominated by smells, tastes and sounds.
Dreamcatchers | The Art of Travel
One man’s dream to experience travel without stress or restrictions, and how Christian Gegg’s dream changed the way we travel.
The Good Earth | Undiscovered Lebanon
To most travelers and locals, Lebanon is a country of cities, of nightlife and of eating, eating and eating delicious food. In this film, Mark Abouzeid takes us away from the incessant traffic and chaos, introducing us to a softer, quieter country…a painting using the colors of nature.
Volunteering into an Art Career
In this video by Allegra Abouzeid and the October Gallery, curators and volunteers discuss how this can be an important way to land a career in the Fine Arts.
The Artist: Making of the New New World
In 2012, Mark Abouzeid curated “The New New World” exhibition in one of the most important art spaces in Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio. The exhibition was a constructive response to the immediate crisis caused by racist attacks in the city.