UAE-based architect and designer Ammar Kalo, whose work explores the relationship between traditional craftsmanship and more contemporary forms of fabrication.
Born in Morocco, Hassan Hajjaj made the move to London at the age of 14 where he quickly assimilated into the vibrant local music scene. Hajjaj has gone on to become well-known for his ability to juxtapose European and Arabic influences through his various platforms.
Once a lawyer in Paris, Varlik moved to Istanbul to found Georges, a brand new hotel housed in Istanbul’s most historic building and surrounded by a range of stores, restaurants and cafes just a few steps to the Galata Tower.
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.
Contemporary artist, Kamrooz Aram, talks about the influence of Middle Eastern patterns and aesthetics, the relationship between objects and its space, and the way galleries can stimulate an emotional experience.
Born out of a need to promote non-commercial sounds, the music collective Freshly Ground Sounds, founded by Ismat ‘Izzy’ Abidi, has been giving independent artists a chance to showcase their talent, while supporting local start ups with free gigs that bring music lovers together.
Rapper and producer Oddisee talks to Brownbook on diaspora identity and how his music is shaped by everything from field hymns to Khartoum wedding music
Visit the former Prime Minister of Belize, who talks about life in his humble Caribbean country and a hitchhiking journey to Palestine in the 1960s