Beirut Design Week 2017

It's that time of year again!    

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For its 6th annual edition, Beirut Design Week, under MENA DRC,  returns with 27 central exhibitions at KED - the main exhibition hub in Karantina, as well as over 100 locations all around the capital, to answer this year's critical thematic question; "IS DESIGN A NEED?". 

This year's theme encourages a debate to get designers out of their comfort zones to question commercialization and marketed luxury goods, explore new collaborations, challenge the status quo, defeat assumptions, champion a cause, and potentially change mindsets and human behaviors. 

Over 150 upcoming exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks, tours, films, and parties are just  around the corner! 

Check the online program at to save those dates and pencil in your calendars!

. Friday May 19th     
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  -  KED Opening Ceremony 
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM   -  KED Rooftop Party  

. Saturday May 20th 
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM  - Sursock Criteria  Conference

. Sunday May 21st         
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM  - Open Day  

. Monday May 22nd        
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  - Downtown Beirut & Saifi Day

.Tuesday May 23rd 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  - Gemmayze & Sursock Day

. Wednesday May 24th  
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  - Ashrafieh Day

. Thursday May 25th       
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  - Hamra, Sin El Fil &  Mkalles Day

. Friday May 26th             
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  - Mar Mikhael &  Karantina Day  + KED Closing Party 

 * KED opening hours 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
   (Tuesday May 20th  -  Saturday May 26th)

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