“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.
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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.