Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

There are already engaged Lebanese academics and artists, iconoclasts, and they are making a difference, but more need to engage beyond their classrooms, books and academic journals, and ‘ateliers’, to be in the act of researching people, themselves, the dynamics of oppression and the politics of social interactions and injustices, to become aware of the people’s often unknowingly complicit in the process of oppression, to create knowledge in and through meaningful participation and action with others, to bring people together and contribute to finding reasons of solidarity, to transform boundaries into spaces where lives and pedagogies are constructed together in ways that work for social justice and lead to powerful possibilities, and where dialogic and open-ended praxis based on more collaborative and caring relationships is promoted. Continue reading Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture Interreligious Dialogue Regional Curriculum in the Arab World – March 26, 2021 Webinar

We were honored to discuss our course outline Dr. Nadia Wardeh and I with our esteemed colleagues in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Qatar. Higher education in Southwestern Asia is in need of innovative regional curricula that promote dialogue towards conviviality and inclusive societies. Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture March 26, 2021 Webinar. Continue reading Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture Interreligious Dialogue Regional Curriculum in the Arab World – March 26, 2021 Webinar

Upcoming Anthology “The Beirut Call. Harnessing Creativity for Change”

Dear colleagues and friends, kindly spread the word about our upcoming anthology. “The Beirut Call. Harnessing Creativity for Change” presents diverse perceptions and expressions that speak to Lebanese in their homeland and in the diaspora, and it also transcends the borders of Lebanon as contributors address glocal issues—war, peace, memory, history, identity, creativity, cultural resistance, … Continue reading Upcoming Anthology “The Beirut Call. Harnessing Creativity for Change”

“Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East: the Case of Lebanon” Course at Saint Joseph University – Beirut – March 2021

Thanking my students from Germany and Spain for making it worthwhile to introduce them to interreligious dialogue in Lebanon while the country is collapsing. To Maria, Lucia, Hannah, Joris, Leonard, Charlotte, Nikolaus, Ludwig, Nathan, Jacob, Guillermo and Eleni: you definitely encouraged me to keep struggling for conviviality. I hope this course inspired you to learn … Continue reading “Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East: the Case of Lebanon” Course at Saint Joseph University – Beirut – March 2021

Towards Inclusive Societies: Middle Eastern Perspectives – Virtual Book Launch

It was a pleasure seeing you again and celebrating together Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture and CAFCAW new publication “Towards Inclusive Societies: Middle Eastern Perspectives”. For those interested in the subject, the book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3t8pb5i Continue reading Towards Inclusive Societies: Middle Eastern Perspectives – Virtual Book Launch

Arleb by Nabad: 1st Inclusive Exhibition in Lebanon and Southwestern Asia

A first inclusive virtual exhibition was launched by Arleb https://arleb.org/ in February 2021. It features 61 established and emerging artists in Lebanon, and +500 unique curated artworks that are on display until April 30. Arleb is a not-for-profit platform dedicated to supporting artists and creative enterprises in Lebanon. It aims at empowering local artists by … Continue reading Arleb by Nabad: 1st Inclusive Exhibition in Lebanon and Southwestern Asia

« Nabad », pour maintenir la pulsation artistique et culturelle au cœur de Beyrouth

“Ce programme interculturel et universitaire, né post-4 août, vise à soutenir les artistes indépendants et les petites entreprises créatives locales extrêmement impactés par les crises multiformes qui frappent le Liban. Entretien avec sa conceptrice et directrice Pamela Chrabieh”. Lire l’article complet publié par l’Orient-le-Jour le 15-02-2021. Continue reading « Nabad », pour maintenir la pulsation artistique et culturelle au cœur de Beyrouth

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh’s Art Published by Indelible Literary and Arts Journal – Dubai

What we become within contexts of wars and crises is indeed not pretty, as traumas accumulate and are stored in the body and spirit, and memories of catastrophes become convoluted passages from souvenirs to ressouvenirs, interpenetrated labyrinths of the cultures of silence, hypomnesia and hypermnesia.However, a strange strength emerges. Often masked, that strength is found … Continue reading Dr. Pamela Chrabieh’s Art Published by Indelible Literary and Arts Journal – Dubai