It deploys a living collection of wearables, accessories, and functional surfaces- reflecting a process of conscious labor between the students, alumni, teachers, and affiliates of CSB school of design. It is committed to the highest quality of regional craft and production.
CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE provides structures and resources for the innovation of progressive design practices in the region.
Through its school of design, fashion label, and online retail platform, CSB-SE intertwines structures of knowledge and liberal academics with real-world practices.
CSB-SE advocates an emancipated future, where the gaps of prejudice and inequality are closed through conscious labor, by way of design. It forges a path for the new citizens that will emerge to build this future by providing them with the tools to self-actualize and prosper.
ONE MUST AS SURELY WEAR A FACE-MASK THESE DAYS, AS THEY WOULD WEAR CLOTHES. WITH THE INEVITABILITY OF A SHOE, AND THE WASHING CYCLE OF A PAIR OF UNDERWEAR- THIS NEWLY ESSENTIAL ACCESSORY HAS SHIFTED FROM A SURGICAL PRECAUTION TO AN INTIMATE, DAILY PROSTHETIC. HOW DOES ONE ADDRESS THIS FACADE, WHICH HAS VIRTUALLY REPLACED THE LOWER HALF OF THE HUMAN FACE IN PUBLIC SETTINGS? HOW DOES ONE TURN THIS FILTER INTO A CROWN?
FASHION TRUST ARABIA AND CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT SCHOOL OF DESIGN CAME TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THIS QUESTION. THEY DEVISED A COMPETITION FOR CSB STUDENTS TO BE CRITICAL AND IMAGINATIVE ABOUT FACE-MASK DESIGN, WHILE MAINTAINING EXTREME REVERENCE TO CLINICAL PRECAUTIONS. THIS YIELDED A DRIVEN COLLECTIVE STUDY ON FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS.