On October 2023,

We hosted an architectural heritage and mixed media workshop with artist Christine Safatly and architect Etienne Coppé

The workshop began with a walking tour of our neighbourhood with French architect-restorer Etienne Coppé, looking at the various layers of architectural heritage in Nasra and Furn el Hayek.

Followed by Christine Safatly introducing her work and how she mixes different mediums using both traditional and unexpected materials.

Participants were invited to work with sketching and photo collage, while slowly introducing various media into their visual experiments such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint, tape and found materials.

Christine Safatly is a visual artist from Minieh, now living and working in Beirut. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from the Lebanese University in 2018 where she specialised in painting, drawing and sculpture. She is an Ashkal Alwan's Home Workspace Program alumni, and has been exhibited in the 12th Berlin Biennale, Beirut Art Center and with Art Design Lebanon.

Étienne Coppé is a French architect-restorer who graduated from Grenoble Architectural School and Chaillot Heritage School. He specialised in heritage architecture and environmental design, managing construction sites and various projects across France, Italy, Algeria and Lebanon for over a decade.

@christinsafatly @etiennecoppeavecunaccentsurlee

with the generous support of

@ifporient and the BERYT project, which is led by UN-habitat through funding from the Lebanon Financing Facility (LFF) that is administered by the World Bank (WB). The Cultural and Creative Industries component is implemented by UNESCO Beirut. 

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