Vlad Smolkin’s work is generally concerned with the changing identities of objects across time. For Smolkin, the implications of a given material have to do not only with its physical properties or even its practical use in the world, but also with its historical provenance and exchange value.
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Carla Freiha, aka KiKi, is a passionate permaculturalist and is now taking lead on Flux’s edible greenhouse project and Grow Up Green Community Garden workshops.
Carla is also Executive Director at aec USA, a nonprofit organization serving marginalized communities in Lebanon. Carla joined arcenciel in Lebanon as Recruitment Manager in 2014 for a couple of years before moving to the US to establish aec USA.
She has a Professional Masters in Human Resources Management from Universite Saint Joseph in Beirut and has worked as a Recruitment consultant for many clients in Lebanon.
Carla was a member of the Lebanese girl scouts association ’Guides du Liban’ for 10 years and has volunteered for TedxBeirut, for several years. In 2015, she earned her Permaculture Design Certificate from the Lebanese Permaculture Association ‘Soils’.
Kiki is happy in the outdoors, in the sun, taking care of her garden; she loves biking and exploring new places and communities. She misses her hometown Beirut and is always craving Lebanese food, She can’t stop comparing her friends and places in Beirut to their ‘American versions’, an immigrant’s nonstop game!