Bidayat بدايات

Identity Design / Editorial / Art Direction
since 2012
Bidayat (Beginnings) is a cultural quarterly launched from Beirut in 2012 shortly after the Arab Uprisings started, and conceived as a forum for economic, sociopolitical an cultural production and exchange aiming to better understand developments in the Arab World. Bidayat draws inspiration from the values of freedom and equality, and defends
peoples’ right to self-determination. Bidayat joins academic rigor, professional journalism and esthetic appeal and considers itself a workshop for artistic experimentation and graphic innovation. Our contributors are scientists, academics, writers, journalists, critics, artists and practitioners. We are particularly interested in studying the effects of globalization on state and society and to
follow movements of resistance, protest and change for democracy and social justice in our region and all over the world. Our other sections deal with memory and history, visual culture, literature, music and folklore. We distribute our print edition in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon and to independent bookshops in London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels.

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