As members of the Lebanese community, we are well aware of the waste problem in Lebanon and specifically in Beirut. Having conducted extensive research and field work, we realized that plastic bags are a big issue in our city. Not only are they used in over-abundance and needlessly, they are also not recyclable and end up in landfills polluting the earth and air.
Dobrag means plastic bag in Armenian. It was first created to function as a system uniting members of the Lebanese-Armenian community, artisans and designers to make sustainable products through upcycling and co-creation.
This project was part of Desmeem, a collaborative multidisciplinary problem-solving process involving European and Arab designers.
Beirut Design Week
In collaboration with:
Mary Rizk, Nisreen Sarkis, and Giorgio Uboldi