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.
In 2010, the RV Heraclitus and Ecotechnics began the Mediterranean Oral History project documenting the living culture and heritage of the peoples of the Mediterranean coast.
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.
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.
One man’s dream to experience travel without stress or restrictions, and how Christian Gegg’s dream changed the way we travel.
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.
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.
What better opportunity to go to Paris in early spring than being invited to a small, cultural film festival? Ethnograf offers the opportunity to engage with like minded filmmakers, producers and academics. It is intended as a platform to exchange experiences, share inspiration and encourage collaborations.
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.
Sophie Beer is an upcoming jewellery artist. Her jewellery pieces speak of memories, relationships and connections between human beings. Trained as a goldsmith and designer, she chooses to be an artist. Her focus is to use jewellery, made of unconventional materials, as a tool to communicate stories and to open up a dialogue.