Messages from the Sea

We are researching similar patterns of socio-environmental change that took place in two cities on the Mediterranean coast; Alexandria in Egypt and Sidon in Lebanon in the last 30 years. We will utilize different artistic tools including storytelling, documentary theatre, and audiovisual diary.
  1. Cross-Sector
  2. Cross-sector collaboration
  3. Environment
  4. Participation & Active citizenship
  5. Cairo
  6. Saida
  7. Community arts
  8. Education
  9. Public Space
  10. Youth

Mariam Omar


Cairo, Egypt

Greenish is an Egyptian social enterprise that aims to achieve sustainable development through interactive educational activities, environmental assessment services, and provide support to local communities vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

Hiba Zibaoui

Ishbilia for Arts Association

Sidon, Lebanon

In 2018, Ishbilia for Arts Association revived Ishbilia Theatre and Art Hub in Sidon, South Lebanon after more than 10 years of closure. Our mission is to decentralize the art scene from the Capital Beirut to the South by offering people the right to access high quality art activities, promoting independent Arab artists and fostering cultural engagement. Since the relaunching, we have implemented more than 100 events, welcomed more than 5000 people from different walks of life, and established a dense and rich circle of local and international partners, networks, and supporters.

The connection

"Messages from the Sea": a connection between Cairo (Egypt) & Sidon (Lebanon)

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