Joan Baz was born in 1986 in Beirut. She pursued her Masters degree in France in the animation directing school, Supinfocom, and worked with several studios in Paris, London, Zagreb and Barcelona. She returned to Beirut in 2012 and cofounded “waraq”, a socially engaged art collective and until 2015.

Since 2015, she is an adjunct faculty at the Lebanese American University and and has founded “Cardamon House”, a design, animation and illustration studio.

Joan’s own design and art practice focuses on constructing visual narratives and explores oral history, social practices, transmission and memory.

Her recent project CD-R is an investigative audio platform probing topics such as memory, displacement and the built environment through voice notes, interviews, collected and produced sounds.

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Joan Baz

جوان باز