UAE-based architect and designer Ammar Kalo, whose work explores the relationship between traditional craftsmanship and more contemporary forms of fabrication.
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.
Young architect Noura Al Sayeh is changing the face of Bahrain by rehabilitating its existing urban fabric
Artist and founder of the Beirut Art Residency, Amar A Zahr explains the importance of dialogue between artists and how residencies leave their imprint in the local community.
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.
As one of the few prominent Lebanese rock bands out there, Scrambled Eggs and Charbel Haber have effectively blazed a trail of empowerment and inspiration through the region. With an agenda of Rock, the Lebanese and Middle Eastern community can enjoy a strong ally in the cause of music and creativity.
Salma Tuqan has earned respect and admiration for her work in promoting and curating Middle Eastern art. Having worked as the Artistic Director at Contemparabia amounng other notable exploits, she in undoubtedly an important contributor to the Middle Eastern art landscape.
A Cairo-based initiative to encourage creativity and set up by three founders – Nada Abdel Salam, Noha Zayed and Ahmed Kamel – Studio Zafir is a concept store that offers funky home-grown Egyptian products designed by a wide range of artists and designers. The founders stock their T-shirt brand, Zafir which come in witty slogans referencing Egyptian pop culture and social issues.
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