Studio Madane, a dynamic Beirut-based youth-led collective, targets intersectional reform by addressing issues at the crossroads of socioeconomic disparities, urban development, and progressive political change. It acknowledges that addressing one aspect alone cannot lead to comprehensive socioeconomic and urban transformation. Madane functions as a multi-organism that does targeted interventions to create replicable case studies that achieve innovative and regenerative national and global futures.
Studio Madane looks at Lebanon’s youth as both vulnerable to and challenged by the status quo, but also as the driving force behind the country’s strength in creativity and innovation. The studio channels youth into impactful projects that transcend conventional boundaries. In an envisioned future, Lebanon would have a regenerative socio-economy in the urban environments, embodying and leading a regenerative change towards the world through its land and people. In this transformed Lebanon, urban spaces would not only reflect economic prosperity but also serve as cultural hubs that celebrate its historic diversity and progressiveness.
Madane targets a wide spectrum of topics; however, it celebrates the integration of political voice, active citizenship, and social equity in any of its endeavors. It employs rights-based approaches in its problem solving and assessments. It empowers the youth to actively participate in the sociopolitical sphere, fostering a generation of informed, engaged citizens. The ever changing political landscape of in the region gives this flexible, yet systemic approach, relevance.