Kulturnest buzzed with powerful talks/presentations yesterday sparked by a remarkable ALBA M.A. Seminar by Prof. Architect Gregory Taousson, featuring Prof. Architect Samer Eid and Dr. Pamela Chrabieh.
Dr. Chrabieh led the +40 students and visitors through a poignant exploration of visual art created in Lebanon and its diaspora between the 1970s and 2000s. Haunting depictions of massacres, the weight of destruction, and the enduring traumas of war survivors resonated through the Kulturnest garden.
Prof. Eid then challenged perspectives with his thought-provoking "MOR.TUARY" project, envisioning a kaleidoscopic structure that transcends the cyclical nature of violence in Lebanon, and sparks crucial questions about how we choose to remember and build in the face of loss.
This seminar at Kulturnest couldn't come at a more critical time. As Lebanon grapples with its past and an uncertain future, it's through art and culture that we can delve into the depths of war memory, understand the scars etched onto our city walls and minds, and perhaps, ultimately, break the cycle of violence.