Creative Space Beirut is a social enterprise (CSB-SE) that provides structures and resources for the development of progressive design practices in the region. Through its school of design, fashion label, and online retail platform, the enterprise intertwines technical and creative education with various businesses and socio-cultural initiatives. This has yielded a holistic and critical approach to design, education and production.
CSB-SE is committed to conscious, critical growth. It works to galvanize its revenue generating branches in order to develop a fully independent, ‘circular’, financial model. This model protects the enterprise from external influences and safeguards its commitment to inclusivity and progress. It allows the enterprise to diversify and empower educational branches by expanding programs and enhancing curriculums, while generating healthy livelihoods, equal opportunity, and ethical practices in the creative industry.
CSB-SE nurtures a space of resistance and adaptation in an environment facing great socio-political, economic, and ecological challenges. It is precisely this context that warrants the most innovation and the greatest leaps in design practices.