Well, there are happy news coming out of Beirut in the middle of its darkness.
For instance, today, Nicolas (Bambi’s nephew) gives us hope about a promising future!
He gives us joy whilst reminding us of all the talents of Lebanon’s youth.
Indeed, those who regularly read this blog may recall an earlier post entitled “Bambi is a proud “deer” aunt of a “dear” nephew!” (please see the very end of this post).
On June 23, 2020, Nicolas Doghlass “graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with the most prestigious distinction in his field of studies, architecture“.
As written in this earlier post: ” Of note, Mr. Doghlass and his peers graduated after a year spent in a revolution (due to Lebanon’s financial crisis) and the covid-19 pandemic.”
Well today, Bambi learned through her proud sister (Nicolas’ mom!) the following:
The Charette Architecture competition is all about the following:
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“This competition exists in an Alternate Reality. You make the rules in this realm. Does gravity exist? Do humans live on Earth? How far has technology advanced? You decide!
The aim of this competition is to explore wild design ideas – what architecture truly means and what it can achieve without any constraints. Let your imagination run wild and create spectacular designs that grab the world’s attention. The intention is to spark a conversation regarding issues plaguing the world, through design dialogue.“
“The Charette is a platform for architects to explore contemporary fronts of the architectural discourse through architecture competitions & publications.“
The above citations are taken from:
To conclude this post, may all your dreams come true Nicolas! Thank you for dreaming, planning, and continuing the journey of of building a better Lebanon (and with it, a better world)! Your talent is the true face of Lebanon, which will hopefully ultimately find the courage to make a conscious choice of building rather than destroying itself. Both the beautiful tiny country where Bambi was born and you studied (Lebanon) and the magnificent large country where you were born and Bambi lives (Canada) need their talented people. However, more than ever, Beirut needs young talented people like you.
Much love and all the best Nicolas in your career and personal life!