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?
Peruvian Amazon Workshop (2020)
For 10 days, 15 passionate writers, artists and filmmakers will be submerged in the density of the Peruvian Amazonas and the lives of the local Shawi.
Oral Histories of the Sea People
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.
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.
The Goldsmith: Jewellery Artist Sophie Beer
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.
Lebanon’s Last Goat Cheese Makers
In 2016, Real Lives and Slowfood Beirut collaborated on two films regarding the dying traditions of raw goat cheese making, Serdeleh and Darfieh.
Film: Finding My Lebanon (2016)
“Finding My Lebanon” represents a way to preserve values and traditions, the stories of the past and of the present, and above all a step forward towards peace within my own conflicting cultures.