About the talk
The co-founders of Waraq association and Studio Kawakeb will be elaborating on their working model and structure, as well as introducing their first project, Beit Waraq. Beit Waraq is a community space in Beirut that serves as a physical platform that actively promotes education, artistic expression and technical support within the art of printmaking, illustration and animation and is also the incubator of Studio Kawakeb, the visual arts studio.
About David Habchy
David Habchy is a Beirut-based visual artist born in the Northern Bekaa region of Lebanon. After completing his studies in computer graphics and animation in 2003, David taught animation and illustration courses at NDU, Louaize. David participated in book fairs, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and residencies in Beirut, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Kuwait, UAE, Iran, Armenia, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Germany.
In 2012, David cofounded Waraq association, a cultural and artistic association that supports, promotes and connects artists and professionals working in illustration, animation and the art of craftsmanship in the Arab region. David is also a committee member of Beirut Animated, an animation film festival organized once every two years that aims to promote animation in Lebanon and in the Arab region.