“Design and Sustainability in Lebanon” is a series of infographics initiated by FANTASMEEM as a tool for opening a discussion about the role of designers in addressing the environmental disasters the world is facing. The infographics are highlighting the importance of adopting methods that are environmentally friendly while showing how designers can come up with innovative ideas that can lead a way for a better treatment of the resources we have. The series also features examples from inspiring projects with a focus on ecologic sustainability from Lebanese designers.
The infographics are done by Salam Shokor who is a graphic designer, product maker and scribbler. They are produced by Audio-Visual arts producer and designer Ali AbuAwad and based on a text written by Maya Wakim who is the community developer for Lebanon at MakeSense.
FANTASMEEM consists of four independent qualification modules as well as several accompanying activities targeting designers, design startups/entreprises and makers. Product & furniture, graphic & type, fashion & textile, interior and landscape designers as well as animators and illustrators from Lebanon can apply to one or several qualification modules and participate in the ongoing activities.
Since the launch of FANTASMEEM, a special focus has been given to producing research pieces through the project component that we call FANTASMEEM Findings. Until now two in-depth research papers have been produced focusing on design economics, as well as the legal frameworks relevant to design enterprises. Both papers where produced by Adham Selim and Dima Hamadeh. A shorter paper was produced by Ghassan Salameh giving a general view on the design sector in Lebanon. Additionally, the researcher Nicole Hamouche produced a mapping of platforms supporting designers as well as a mapping of investors supporting design initiatives.
You can read the abstracts of the papers below, by passing on their cover image. If you are interested in reading the full research papers you may contact us at: email@example.com.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the Goethe-Institut promote the emerging market of cultural and creative industries in Africa and in the Middle East.