Al Makan

is creating a third community space amidst the Lebanese financial crisis.




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About Al Makan

Located in the heart of Beirut, Al-Makan was established in 2015 in Ein Almraysseh in a small underground apartment. As one of the few third spaces in Lebanon, it has relocated three years ago to Mar Elias, a predominately commercial and residential neighborhood which makes
Al-Makan a much-needed space that aims at increasing art appreciation, cultivating cultural exchange, and engaging in intellectual dialogue.

This organization constitutes a long-term endeavor initiated by a group of passionate women from diverse backgrounds who aspire to create a much-needed cultural dynamic in the region. As a product of an instrumental and transformative period, socially and politically, in the history of the Middle East that continues to unfold in unprecedented ways, the Lighthouse legacy explores a promise of cultural creativity rooted in achieving a unity not based on uniformity. It also aims at establishing a platform for both art and intellectual discourse by inviting international and local performers, artists, thinkers and scholars as well as creatives to a series of events. We strive to create a shift in the paradigm by offering an alternative to a rigid societal value system thru reviving the art tradition in our history and incorporating it in our societal values.
In light of today’s complicated socio-cultural climate and extremely challenging regional and local socio-political realities, we strongly believe that, as a third space with an intersectional mission that seeks to bring together culture, arts and spirituality in a community that had lost this connection, we serve a unique role in bringing art and culture to the current rigid religious discourse.
Lebanon is going through one of its most difficult financial crisis in its history. The Lebanese currency has lost 90% of its value. To sustain our space, we require an amount that we can no longer obtain on our own, even local donors are unable to donate anymore. We respectfully request your support for our cultural and spiritual space Al-Makan.

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