The Personal Carbon Budget Leading a sustainable lifestyle is an imperative of our contemporary existence; it is neither an optional nor an alternative lifestyle. As a human race we can no longer ignore the significant nefarious impacts of our individual and collective behaviours on our surroundings. Every decision we make has a direct consequence… Continue reading The 5tCO2 challenge
Rock music has been at the forefront of advocating for social change. Since its early inception in the 1940s and 1950s, rock music has expressed the anger of its generation and vocalised their disenchantment with political establishments and outmoded traditions. It is this militant approach that caused a backlash against the music and its proponents.… Continue reading Rocking and Rolling Sustainably?
I have been commonplacing since my youth. The first book of commonplace I created was when I was 10 years old, war was raging all around me and I spent the best part of a full academic year hiding in an underground shelter with no other company than a heavy stack of books, a substantial… Continue reading On Commonplacing
Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own wine-press. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering… Continue reading Pity the nation
Interview of Elias Khoury by Geneviève Simon Conducted in Beirut, published on La Libre Belgique 22.11.2011 Translated by Cathia Jenainati For the Lebanese writer Elias Khoury, the fantastic is the essence of literary work. A meeting with this privileged witness of the Arab Spring, anxious to see Beirut on the brink of losing its soul. Interview in… Continue reading Elias Khoury: Beirut on the brink of losing its soul