November 13, 2020
IED Alumnus Yasmine Helou stands for Beirut
IED is proud to support the Lebanese community, through the project of Alumnus Yasmine Helou, IED Master in Curatorial Practice, founder of a.topos that stands by Beirut with “Alwan li Beirut” (i.e. Colors for Beirut): an online charity raffle for the reconstruction of artists studios, ateliers, art, cultural and open dialogue spaces that were severely damaged by the blast. All the funds will be allocated to Haven for Artists and to the Lebanon Solidarity Fund.
On the 4th of August 2020, a massive double explosion scared Beirut and its citizens forever, causing major physical, material and moral damages to the people. Artists studios and ateliers, symbols of the Lebanese dynamic and polyvalent art and cultural scene became witnesses and victims of the country’s violent ethos.
This initiative is designed to have two direct impacts, the immediate promotion of Lebanese talents through a.topos and its partners networks, and, most obviously, the activation of vast artistic solidarity chains aimed at the reconstruction of the city.
You can find out more about “Alwan li Beirut” here.
You can read more about Yasmine and a.topos here.