Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council/
Crafts of MENASEA and Reviving Beirut
Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council joins Design Miami/ with a two part program: an exclusive online sale of handmade works from artist-makers from the MENASEA and Central Asian regions along with an inspiring conversation about how we can all support design and architecture practices to revive Beirut.
Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council works to empower women professionally and socially by supporting traditional and modern crafts across the MENASEA and Central Asia regions, working in partnership with global organizations. The Council aims to provide a fresh narrative for women artists, designers, and makers by developing new market opportunities and delivering social development programs and vocational training, while also preserving the skills and rich cultural heritage of the UAE for current and future generations.
Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability Through Heritage Conservation, presented by Irthi Contemporary Crafts CouncilFarah Nasri, Curator for Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council and Sharjah UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Arts, hosts a conversation with Lebanese creatives to shine a light on Beirut's moveable and immovable cultural heritage—and its immediate need for safeguarding. Panelists include architect Bernard Khoury, designer Nada Debs, and Tessa and Tara Sakhi of multidisciplinary architecture and design studio T SAKHI