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Theme: Language

Beirut, BA, Lebanon
June 11th, 2014

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About this event

We had an inspired salon mixing language and art at Sfeir-Semler Gallery on Wednesday, June 11.

The running exhibition by Mounira El Solh’s All Mother Tongues Are Difficult became part of our inspiration for this salon and its theme #justsayin’

In addition to the pre-recorded TED talks we screened, and the activities and discussions we had live, we also had a heartfelt conversation about the Arabic language with TEDxBeirut speaker Suzanne Talhouk, and Lukas Rueegger, a native Swiss who learned to speak Lebanese Arabic when he moved here 2 years ago, and got pretty good at it.

During the salon, we have started tweeting a thriller for TEDxBeirut with #TxBwhodunit. The story continues on Twitter and we’re piecing together a plot based on the attendees tweets. Will the killer roam free, ready to strike again? Will the detective find clues to solve the murder? Find the story @TEDxBeirut with #TxBwhodunit

Venue and Details

Sfeir-Semler Gallery
Karantina, behind Forum de Beyrouth, Tannous bldg, 4th floor
Beirut, BA,
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Farah Hinnawi
Beirut, Lebanon

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Rim Baltaji
Beirut, Lebanon

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Reem Maktabi