The Community Activists working group sets its focus on social justice, sustainability, and security. Ideally, it aims to ensure that every member of society, apart from the members of the group, is an acknowledged and/ or effective actor in the battles of anti-corruption, feminism, cybersecurity, the rights of minorities, anti-sectarianism, rights of children, LGBTQ+, environmentalism, human rights, and pluralism [the list is prone to extension]. Public policy and mappings are essential targets in this group.
Urbanists & Enviromentalists
The Urbanists & Environmentalists working group wants to promote cohesive agendas for urban regeneration, community engagement, and sustainable inclusion. It gathers architects, urban planners, sociologists, environmentalists, policy makers, landscape architects, surveyors & reporters, geographers, and enthusiasts. The politics, on the scales of a city, neighborhood, and individual, owe a lot to the laws that govern us and the way that our living environments manifest themselves.
Artists & Laborers
The Artists and Laborers working group sheds the light on the works, information, and community of local craftsmen, laborers, artisans, artists, designers, and makers in addition to addressing their challenges. This very same community has dispersed over time, and our group of artists, historians, analysts, performers, designers, and enthusiasts aim to stitch the wounds that separate them via search engines, archives, and conversations.
documenters & visual creators
The Documenters and Visual Creators working group benefits from videographers, journalists, translators, editors, writers, recorders, graphic designers, reporters, and enthusiasts to bring to society solution oriented documentation with social impact. It is an anti-sectarian and anti-corrupt type of documentation that Lebanese society is in immense need of in abundance. The focus of the documentation’s social impact varies between pressing news, controversial subjects, and imperative discussion on media literacy.
The Group Allies working group is a team composed of youth politicians participating in change-making and reform in Lebanon that are in opposition to the corrupt ruling class in Lebanon. The project at hand aims to concentrate on the similarities between opposition groups rather than the differences which could divide them. This collective healing will have a positive impact on the longevity and power of the political opposition which represents the new wave of Lebanese: progressive, just, secular, and reform-oriented.
The Citizen Volunteers working group operates as the main engine of Studio Madane because it runs committees that are consulting, strategizing, communicating, visualizing, branding, marketing, financing, and recruiting all the junctions of Studio Madane within its internal dynamics and external cooperation. It is the best space to learn multi-disciplinary skills in management and execute the design-thinking model that Studio Madane employ.
The Citizen Scientists Working Group is one that specializes in investigating different areas in Lebanon by compiling their history, their undocumented realities, mapping potential allies, and pulling knowledge to create social contracts for each. Studio Madane aims to decentralize its efforts and expand its activity geographically. This program consists of ambassadors responsible for the areas they’re from or familiar with based on their networks.