Shirine Saad is a multimedia storyteller, programmer and DJ focusing on culture and social change. She is currently the Interim Programming Director at National Sawdust.

Shirine has worked for media companies including Artnews, Elle, BRIC, Four Seasons Magazine, CNN, Hyperallergic, Le Figaro, L’Officiel, MTV, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Nowness, The National and Vice.

She has also consulted for Absolut, BAM, Bed Head, Converse, The Brooklyn Museum, Four Seasons, Glossier, Tag Heuer, Ralph Lauren, L’Oréal, Soho House, Swarovski and W Hotels.

Shirine has interviewed Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ann Demeulemeester, Juliette Binoche, Helena Christensen, Bella Hadid, Marina Abramovic, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre Soulages, Gregory Crewdson, Marc Quinn, Jean Nouvel, Jim Jarmusch, Shirin Neshat and many more. She has traveled from Lapland to Tunisia, Vietnam and Uruguay and created stories on molecular gastronomy, conceptual art, ecological architecture, Reggae and poetry. Her podcast, Hiya, maps the revolutionary women of Arabic music.

Her first book, BOHO BEIRUT: A Guide to the Middle East’s Most Sophisticated City, is sold worldwide; she has also written the 2015 WALLPAPER* guide to Marseille. She is working on a book about Jamaican artists.

Shirine holds degrees from McGill (B.A. in Art History and International Development) and Columbia (M.S. in Magazine Journalism; M.A. in Arts and Culture journalism) Universities. She sits on the board at the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA).

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