Creative Space Beirut
School of Design (CSB-SD)




CSB SCHOOL OF DESIGN is a tuition-free school of fashion with an intensive 3 year program.

The versatile environment supports the development of design thinking and design praxis through a robust, tightly knit, network of students, teachers, and residents.

Through critical, dialogical, and experiential approaches to design learning, the CSB-SD community engineers thriving iterations of the designer and citizen of the future.


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CSB-WORLD





CSB is the flagship fashion label of the Creative Space Beirut.

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-SD. It is committed to the highest quality of regional craft and production.



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CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT
A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE




Creative Space Beirut is a social enterprise that provides structures and resources for the development of progressive design practices in the region.


Through its school of design, fashion label, and online retail platform, the enterprise intertwines technical and creative education with various businesses and social initiatives. This has yielded a holistic and critical approach to design, education and production.


CSB-SE is committed to conscious, critical growth. It works to galvanize it’s revenue generating branches in order to develop a fully independent, ‘circular’, financial model. The enterprise uses revenue from it’s businesses to empower it’s educational branches, while generating healthy livelihoods, equal opportunity, and ethical practices in the creative industry.


CSB-SE nurtures a space of resistance and adaptation in an environment facing great socio-political, economic, and ecological challenges. It is precisely this context that warrants the most innovation, and the greatest leaps in design practices.


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The enterprise advocates an emancipated future, where the gaps of prejudice and inequality are closed through education and conscious labor, by way of design.


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CSB-SE was launched in 2011 with the pilot version of Creative Space Beirut School of Design (CSB-SD). Since then, 45 students have been educated under 42 instructors and 320 individuals have participated in workshops, fashion shows, exhibitions and other activities within the ecosystem. With the resources, training and support provided by CSB-SD, students have gone on to pursue masters programs and apprenticeships internationally, teach at various local institutions, enjoy illustrious careers in the fashion industry, and have launched internationally recognized and awarded brands.

In-house brands and production projects support tailors from vulnerable backgrounds, and maintain a healthy ecological footprint by relying primarily on materials donated from excess within the fashion industry.









CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT - SCHOOL OF DESIGN

(CSB-SD)



CSB SCHOOL OF DESIGN is a tuition-free school of fashion with an intensive 3 year program. It is the core priority and heart of the social enterprise.

The versatile environment supports the development of design thinking and design praxis through a robust, tightly knit, network of students, teachers, and residents.

Through critical, dialogical, and experiential approaches to design learning, as well as an extensive alumni support program, the CSB-SD community engineers thriving iterations of the designer and citizen of the future.

CSB-SD shares it’s campus and is positively integrated with the various businesses and initiatives of the CSB SOCIAL ENTERPRISE. This ensures intimate exposure and dynamic cross-pollination between students and high-stakes working environments, by providing internships, field-work, collaborations, and capsule projects.





CSB



CSB is the flagship fashion label of the Creative Space Beirut.

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-SD. It is committed to the highest quality of regional craft and production.

The central, ever-evolving, CSB Collection is a trend-transcendent thesis on the relationship between the sublime and the functional.  Archetypal designs are defined in essence while being constantly re-interpreted and expressed by members of the collective.

Disillusionment with the reigning pathos of the fashion industry, has led CSB to become a playing grounds for critical approaches to design, communication, and representation.

CSB-WORLD is the e-commerce platform of CSB. In addition to the CSB Collection, the platform features a dynamic rotation of capsule collections highlighting student and external collaborations.





CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT - PUBLIC WORKS 
(CSB-PW)



CSB PUBLIC WORKS seeks essential humanitarian gaps in Lebanon that can be filled through skills relating to design and material fabrication, and tackles them through hybrid teams of CSB-SD students and teachers, as well as enterprise employees.

In response to the rise of Covid-19 and the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for medical staff in hospitals in Lebanon, CSB-SE, in partnership with UNICEF Lebanon, converted their facilities into a 100% safe working space to produce protective gear over the duration of a one month project. The process saw the distribution of 5000 protective gear to hospitals free of charge.





SUPPORT



The Social Enterprise’s growth is made possible through
the support of the Drosos Foundation.

Throughout the years the Social enterprise has also received support from generous individual sponsors and international partnerships. Fabric stores and fashion designers such as Urban Zen, Arje, Derek Lam and Diane von Furstenberg have donated textiles for students to use.





DONATE



CSB-SE aims to achieve a fully circular financial model through it’s in-house brand, CSB. While it is well on it’s way, it has not yet fully achieved this goal.
The enterprise is still operating through generous donations from institutions and individuals, and is always seeking to diversify its sources of funding.











+961 81 32 67 73, +961 1 20 10 88
info@creativespacebeirut.com



CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT



GROUND FLOOR, MONOT RESIDENCE BUILDING.
MONOT STREET, BEIRUT, LEBANON.