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Nadim Karam

Nadim Karam received a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut, and a PhD in architecture from Tokyo University in 1989. His use of many different mediums (painting, sculpture, urban art installation and architecture) has given rise to a consistent conceptual line that fuses oriental and Japanese theories of spaces. In 1994, he founded Atelier Hapsitus, a pluri-disciplinary group, focused on the creation of an original urban vocabulary. Based in Beirut, they have created large-scale temporary urban art projects for various cities in the world, and permanent projects in Melbourne, Tokyo and London. Four books on his works have been published by Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, ‘VOYAGE’ (2000) and ‘Urban Toys’ (2006), ‘The Cloud, the Desert and the Arabian Breeze’ (2007) and ‘Stretching Thoughts’ (2014).

"It is fantastic that House of Today is investing in design education of young Lebanese and creating a platform for local creativity to thrive. It is about time to start institutional support for designers."