Florence Massena

An object from “Speculative Needs,” an exhibition by MENA Design Research Center that examines future needs given the evolution of technology. (photo by MENA Design Research Center)

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Beirut Design Week takes on collaboration, security and community

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Beirut Design Week brings together Middle East designers, providing them opportunities to further collaborations.

Gay rights group persists, with pride, in Beirut

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Beirut Pride week is held in Lebanon to raise awareness about the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Statues and words tell story of Syrian women's plight

Monday, May. 15, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

In Beirut’s Zico House, an exhibition organized by the Syrian Female Journalists Network of clay female figurines accompanies the launch of a book about the lives of Syrian women.

Beirut's heritage buildings threatened by urbanization

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Activists in Lebanon are demanding new laws to preserve heritage buildings, as chaotic urban planning and archaic laws are leading to the disappearance of Beirut’s oldest houses.

Documentary sews Palestinian narrative through women's eyes

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

“Stitching Palestine,” a documentary film, adopts a motif of traditional Palestinian embroidery to focus on the lives of 12 Palestinian women who are all living in exile, and what Palestine means to them.

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Florence Massena is a journalist based in Beirut who writes about economic, cultural and social matters. She studied political science and journalism in Toulouse, southern France, and has traveled in the region since 2010. She mainly focuses on heritage and women's issues, as well as positive ideas for Lebanon.

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