Monika Borgmann, Abir Saksouk-Sasso and Walid Sadek in conversation with Fadi Shayya
The panel investigates the possibility of critical and discursive notions of spatial production in post-war Beirut against the city’s disrupted collective memory. It discusses why and how the reproduction of urban design and architecture conforms to dominant socio-political dogmas of division, whilst art searches (and sometimes finds) freedom in expressing critical stances for and about memory, using different media.
The discussion will reflect on a text about spatial planning, authority and memory in Beirut co-authored with Fouad Asfour and Lana Salman for This Is Not a Gateway‘s Critical Cities volume 3
With Monika Borgmann, filmmaker and co-director of UMAM, Abir Saksouk-Sasso, architect and activist, and Walid Sadek, artist and assistant professor at AUB, chaired by Fadi Shayya, urbanist and architect.