Naguib Mahfouz and the Arab Springs

Have you ever heard of Naguib Mahfouz? Born in 1911 and died in 2006, Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer, probably one of the most famous in the Arab World at this time – but not only, indeed he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1988. With over 70 years of career, Naguib Mahfouz published more…

Syria, our shared heritage

Before 2011, only few people had heard of Syria – but yet so rich in terms of culture, ressources, arts, cuisine and so on! Syria is a crossroad A crossroad of the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean countries, Crusades History… An open-air museum of the ancient civilisations such as Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks. The birthplace of the…

Art Deco – There We go

Did you know that “Art Deco” architecture was born in France just before World War I ? Its design had such a profound impact at this time, that it had spread and influenced the design of jewelry, fashion, cars, trains, movies. Even now, this particular movement continues to fascinate designers, artists and more. Le saviez-vous?…