BeirutSalon
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Language

This event occurred on
June 11, 2014
7:00pm - 11:00pm (UTC +3hrs)
Beirut, BA
Lebanon

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

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

Farah
Hinnawi

Beirut, Lebanon
Organizer

Rim
Baltaji

Beirut, Lebanon
Co-organizer
  • John Chehaybar
    Co-Curator
  • Reem Maktabi
    Co-Curator