Register February 28, 2018 | Submit February 28, 2018 |
Byblos – DiverCity
9th edition MEDS workshop “Meetings of Design Students”
MEDS workshop “Meetings of Design Students” is an international workshop that takes part each summer in a different country, focusing on various issues, themes, topics and settings that will help any designer expand their expertise. It is a chance to get in touch with diverse approaches to design, different building techniques, traditions and skills. MEDS workshop is both practical and educational because it focuses not only on creative theoretical designs, but actually compels participants to execute these designs during the 2-week span of the workshop. You can apply to MEDS as a tutor or as a participant.
A 21st century approach in a historical urban tissue
Byblos, the city of a thousand faces, holds within its fortifications, not only a great deal of history but also a great deal of diversity in all its aspects.
The urban entity translates the true definition of variety, combining within the same space, different types of people -from more than one social, cultural or economic group- each having ideas and opinions of their own, all in a very embracing atmosphere, celebrating the multidimensional aspects of a community. Therefore this natural social interaction is a manifestation of the concept of DIVERCITY -with a C- which simply joins cities and their raison-d’être.
Particularly found in public spaces, the concept chosen for Meds 2018, in Byblos – Jbeil, will try to help the global and local community find solutions for their common problematic. In fact, everyone is going to merge their know-how to find how to create urban public spaces in this ancient city. They will also lay the criteria of a 21st century approach in a historical urban tissue. With minimal resources, low-cost solutions, lots of experimentation and interdisciplinary approaches, the oriented projects will have a direct impact on the city, through a number of various projects.
Participant Call: January 21, 2018 – February 28, 2018
MEDS Beach Resort
Camping Amchit is located in Amchit seaside area, a 2-minute drive from Byblos.
The site is offering small bangalos for tutors, and the organizing team is preparing tents enough to accommodate all the participants.
There will be a small market in the accommodation space, where you can buy drinks, snacks or whatever daily stuff you might need.
The chill-area and food court are next to each other, offering a relaxing space for a time out.
Breakfast and dinner will be served either from sponsored neighboring restaurants, or homemade dishes from our local cooks.
Everyday activities are organized to whoever is interested.
The traditional national night will offer its exotic variety ranging of food, music and entertainment.
Party like a local during the Lebanese night where you will get the chance to be a true Lebanese for the day.
A day off will offer a trip to one of Lebanon’s most important touristic sites.
Registration Fees: 250 US $ to be paid after receiving the acceptance email