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    Ghada Waked

    Ghada Waked is president of BIB Beirut's Biennial For the Image and professor at the University of Balamand (ALBA) and at USEK Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.

  • Houda Kassatly

    Houda Kassatly is a photographer and an ethnologist. Her work was exhibited in various galleries in Lebanon and France (Institut du Monde Arabe, Palis de Tokyo, Art Paris). She has published several books including: « La communauté monastique de Deir el Harf » (1996, Université de Balamand), « De pierres et de couleurs, vie et mort des maisons du vieux Beyrouth » (1998, Editions Layali), « Si proches si extrêmes, rituels en sursis du Liban et de Syrie » (1998, Editions Layali), « Beiteddine, silences et lumières » (2001, Editions Layali), «Terres de Bekaa. L’aménagement de l’habitat rural sur le haut plateau libanais» (2000, Geuthner), « Les camions peints du Liban d’aujourd’hui » (2010, Terres du Liban).
  • Carlos Aoun

    Carlos Aoun

    Carlos Aoun, an accomplished commercial and artistic photographer, has come to be a recognized reference for high-end fashion, interpreting lifestyle and portrait photography. Residing in Lebanon, Carlos strives to visually strip bare the purity of people and situations to their very essence, while emulating the countless facets of modern existence. His 25 years of experience span editorials, exhibitions and a myriad of noted ad campaigns for a prestigious client list, both regional and international. Extensive work in art capitals Paris, New York and Boston, and his covering the emergence of post Soviet Russian society, make Carlos a truly cosmopolitan
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    Ibrahim Berberi & Richard Kassab / 109 Architectes

    Ibrahim Berberi joined 109 Architectes in 2003, and has been a driving force behind the firm’s regional business development ever since. He oversees the execution of high-profile projects including the new Université Saint-Joseph Campus in Beirut.Ibrahim holds a Post-MBA Certificate from McGill University, Canada (2005), an MBA from ESCP-EAP, Paris and Beirut (1999), and a DESS in Architecture from ALBA, Beirut (1993). He recently attended two postgraduate programs – Planning and Building Sustainable Campuses and The Sustainable House: Designing Truly Green Homes – at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

    In 2007, Richard Kassab became a vital part of 109 Architectes’ design team. In addition to his work on competitions and large scale concept designs, Richard is currently working on the development of the award-winning Disaster and Prevention Center in Istanbul. Richard graduated with a DES in Architecture from Université Saint-Esprit Kaslik. In 2011, he completed a communications workshop at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

    109 Architectes is an international design studio based in Beirut working as a collective of architects and external consultants to ensure a constant flow of ideas, pushing boundaries to challenge the status quo. At 109 Architectes, context and concept provide the framework for each project’s distinct