How it all started:
After the traumatizing explosion of August 4th 2020, BLAST started as an opposing force to all damage where even the word of destruction in itself has been redefined and altered to defy all odds and claim survival. BLAST have become Beautiful Lebanese Artists in Strong Times.
Under the leadership of Rashet Kheir, BLAST has intended to empower youth-led initiatives that upcycle household furniture damaged by the explosion and hence generate new objects of value from scraps and debris. BLAST has aimed to elicit good feelings, facilitate community participation, and create jobs in the arts and crafts sector by building furniture and aesthetic items from scraps, with the goal of assisting the designated affected communities in recovering from the catastrophic port explosion. The goal has been to give teenagers a place to express themselves while also contributing to the community through cooperative activities with children and seniors.