Yasmine Dabbous, Ph.D
Visual culture artist and researcher
Origin | Lebanon
Currently located | Lebanon
Languages | Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Key themes | Multiculturalism, artisanship, social integration, gender
Yasmine Dabbous, Ph.D, is an interdisciplinary artist from Beirut, Lebanon who uniquely combines weave and fiber artisanship with academic practice in cultural history and journalism. Dabbous began her career as an assistant professor of journalism and cultural studies at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.
Dabbous then founded Kinship Stories, a line of craft art necklaces centered on the values of multiculturalism and connection to the past that creatively link storytelling and high-end artisanal product. Dabbous studied textiles and jewelry at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Honest, brave, and warm in her storytelling, her work today is influenced by her multiple interests rooted in interdisciplinary methodologies. With every project Dabbous takes on, she mixes culture and cultural studies with storytelling, collage and design.
Dabbous runs an independent craft studio in Beirut through which she offers classes and workspace for all segments of Lebanese society. She also consistently sells the necklaces and jewelry she creates and displays them in exhibitions to shed light on sociocultural and intellectual causes of pertinence to our contemporary, globalized societies.