Khaled Barakeh, is a Syrian artist and cultural activist.
The Syria Cultural Index (SCI) is an initiative set up by Khaled Barakeh. SCI is dedicated to mapping and connecting the Syrian artistic community around the globe and showcasing their work to wider audiences. It is an easily accessible online platform and a network for creative practitioners. It is a website functioning as a gallery and a showcase of its users whilst also serving as a social network for professionals. The SCI will be extended by a mobile app offering additional services.
The Syria Cultural Index works as a reference research and mapping tool, a knowledge sharing platform, a communication & networking instrument, an event-database, a culture indexing archive, a source of general information, a method to strengthen and support the process of intercultural understanding as well as an integration-and business accelerator.