Brigitte Caland, the daughter of artist Huguette Caland, will talk about her mother as a companion in travel and about a life dedicated to art.
Brigitte teaches at the Arabic and Near Eastern languages department at the American University of Beirut. She has a PhD in Literature and Civilizations from INALCO Paris.
She is a trained chef interested in food history. In 2016 she created Discovering Abbasid Food, a dinner at the Bristol Hotel, Beirut, during AUB’s conference Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier. From 2009-2011 she conceived and cooked a series of meals inspired by literary and historical texts at restaurant Melisse, Santa Monica, California.
Since 2005 she has managed the estate of her mother Huguette Caland and co-curated several exhibitions of her work.