Talk20 4 Photos

*All photos of the event were taken by Basil Abi Hanna

TALK20 4 report

Talk20 this year took place at the Hostler Center auditorium at AUB on March 26, and featured a new line up of presenters, always combining between faculty and students from the Department of Architecture and Design, while bringing in fresh input from professionals in several creative disciplines. The event started with a live performance by Sharif Sehanoui, the experimental percussionist who is also the founder of Irtijal platform, followed by Youmna Saba, a musician and graphic design graduate from AUB. Both musicians also presented later during the event their work and current involvements. The presenters list also included architects Youssef Tohme and Karim Moussawer, graphic designer Tammam Yamout, illustration and animation studio Yelostudio and accessories designer Sarah Beydoun. From the faculty members, Daniel Drennan presented his Jamaa Al Yad group, Pascal Hachem his art work and lighting installations and Shawki Youssef his drawings in a rendition of 20 organs. Student presentations were also an important addition to this edition's panel, and included a musical performance by Carl Gerges and Firas Abou Fakhr from the Mashrou3 Leila band, a report on a sustainable design workshop in India by Wassef Dabboucy, and a mapping research on infrastructure in Beirut presented by Architecture Vertical studio students Jad Melki, Rani Kamel, Siba Jaber, and Baraa Yakzan.

Talk20 was also featured this year in the following articles on the
NOW Lebanon website and Al Mustaqbal newspaper.


Talk20 Beirut 4th edition - March 26, 2010

Talk20 Beirut 4th edition - March 26

The Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut is pleased to invite you to the fourth edition of TALK20 Beirut on Friday March 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm.

Location: Hostler Auditorium [Charles Hostler Center], Lower Campus, Sea Gate, AUB
TALK20 is not a lecture but a gathering, an open forum for the dissemination of ideas in art, architecture and design. Produced in cities around the world, it seeks to spark a conversation across ideological, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries. It is an event that encourages exposure to work being currently done by designers/artists/musicians within Beirut. TALK20 happens in the form of an informal gathering, and begins with a series of short presentations 20 slides per 20 seconds each , selected and narrated by a hybrid panel of students, educators and professionals working the across the design and art fields. The presenters for this fourth edition include:

Sharif Sehnaoui (musician / Irtijal)
Daniel Drennan (artist / Jamaa al-Yad / ArD faculty)
Karim Moussawer (architect / PARALX)
Sarah Beydoun (designer / Sarah’s bag)
Wassef Dabboucy (architecture student)
Tammam Yamout (designer / PenguinCube)

Pascal Hachem (artist / ArD faculty)
Youmna Saba (musician)
Infrastructure Beirut (architecture students of vertical studio c)
Youssef Tohme (architect / Y.TOHME architects)
Shawki Youssef + Carl Gerges & Firas Abou Fakher (artist / ArD faculty + musicians /architecture students)
Yelostudio (animation, illustration, music videos)
Live music at 6:00 by Youmna Saba and Sharif Sehnaoui

Curated by Carla Aramouny (ArD Faculty), Bassem Chahwan (architecture student), Firas Abou Fakhr (architecture student)

[Please note that entry to campus is accessible from the Main Gate, Bliss Street, and from the corniche, through the Hostler center gate – parking spaces might be more available around Bliss Street]


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The fourth edition of Talk20 Beirut will be held soon at AUB. More information concerning the exact date and the presenters list will be posted when ready.