(Beirut) Acoustic Cities: London and Beirut
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

(Beirut) Acoustic Cities: London and Beirut

In a city in which noise can often be all-encompassing, how can we find ways to listen to things that are hidden, stories that are unheard, and forms of life at risk of disappearing?

Acoustic Cities: Beirut-London is a collection of works artists and scholars from Lebanon and the UK. It is a collaboration between: Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL; the RELIEF Centre; Recomposing the City; Theatrum Mundi; and Optophono.

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Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Conditions of Mass Displacement
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Conditions of Mass Displacement

Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, this session will bring together members of UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity and the RELIEF Centre to discuss the role of the arts in situations of mass displacement. We will see and hear poetry, documentary excerpts, photography, as well as a contribution to last year’s Venice Biennale. This will prompt a conversation around media and humanitarian representations of refuge and displacement, and how artistic expressions cn open up new avenues of self-representation, research, and advocacy.

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Innovation on the Move: Entrepreneurship and mass displacement
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Innovation on the Move: Entrepreneurship and mass displacement

This event is a collaboration between the RELIEF Centre and Fast Forward 2030. The RELIEF Centre is a transdisciplinary research collaboration that explores how to build a prosperous and inclusive future for communities affected by mass displacement. The RELIEF Centre's work focusses on Lebanon, where over 25% of the population are refugees. We're hosting Innovation on the Move to explore the role entrepreneurs can play in improving standard of living in this context.

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UK Launch
Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

UK Launch

The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity and the RELIEF Centre partners invite you to the UK launch of the RELIEF Centre

Register for the event here

Join us in the BP Lecture Theatre at the British Museum for an all day event.

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Fast Forward 2030 Roundtable
Mar
16
5:30 PM17:30

Fast Forward 2030 Roundtable

We would like to call a roundtable discussion so you can help us shape Fast Forward 2030 in Lebanon. Our aims are:

  • To hear from entrepreneurs who are already building businesses with positive environmental and social impact

  • To learn from Lebanon-based entrepreneurs about how we can make this initiative as useful as possible

  • To learn about other initiatives we can collaborate with

We will also have a short discussion about the SDGs in Lebanon, and the role entrepreneurship can play in achieving them.

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