Preserving Beirut Through Dia Mrad’s Lens

Edited by: Jessica Doumit A qualified architect but photographer by profession, Dia Mrad has taken on a career animating Beirut’s old buildings. Using photography as a medium, Dia narrates an often overlooked aspect of Lebanon’s history through his photography, immortalizing Beirut’s heritage and putting its rich culture on display.  Following his high school graduation, the […]

Lebanese Perception of Politics and Culture is Long Overdue for a Reckoning

Foreword from the Al Rawiya Culture and Heritage Team: “Our culture and heritage are so important because amid our division, they have the power to unify us.” This is how we first introduced the section to Nour. Starting the conversation lightly (you know, dabke, labne, and Rahbani), we inevitably came face-to-face with the identity crisis […]

Lebanese Perception of Politics and Culture is Long Overdue for a Reckoning

Foreword from the Al Rawiya Culture and Heritage Team: “Our culture and heritage are so important because amid our division, they have the power to unify us.” This is how we first introduced the section to Nour. Starting the conversation lightly (you know, dabke, labne, and Rahbani), we inevitably came face-to-face with the identity crisis […]