MEDNETA Partner GAIA-heritage is launching a two week-long Exhibition titled “Weaving the Sea”, at Villa Audi (Ashrafieh), under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Culture, Raymond Araygi, as part of the EU-funded MEDNETA Project, to reinforce creativity and the regeneration of Mediterranean neighbourhoods.

This exhibition is centred on the joint work of craftsmen and designers, such as fashion designers, ceramists, jewelers, metalworkers, artists, furniture designers, and others, from the Southern and Northern shores of the Mediterranean, creating a common product and launching the premises of cultural cooperation at a time where this region is rocked by violence, death and uprooting.

Through this exhibition, we intend to present the quality of craftsmen and designers of Mediterranean cities and hence contributing to improving their products and launch a series of cooperation between the craftsmen and designers of the partner cities: Athens, Florence-Palermo, Hebron, Tunis, Valencia, and Beirut.

Twelve unique pieces jointly produced by a designer of one of the cities and a craftsman of another will be the core of the exhibition. Short movies documenting these collaborations will explain and enhance the uniqueness of these twelve productions. Moreover, a selection of objects representing the traditional craftsmanship as well as innovative contemporary designs of each city will surround and complete the whole.

Exhibition Dates: November 24th – December 5th 2015
Venue: Villa Audi |St. Nicholas Street, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

Next Stop
Athens City Museum | 5-7 I. Paparrigopoulou Street,Athens 105 61, Greece
Exhibition Dates: December 21st 2016- January 6th 2017