Feature: Is Tripoli Ready for A Sea Change?

IMAGE: NAKHEEL, 2007

IMAGE: NAKHEEL, 2007

Recently in Bold Magazine, Daria El Samad interviewed a number of experts and stakeholders about the land reclamation project proposed as a development strategy in Tripoli. Below is an excerpt of the article titled “Is Tripoli Ready for A Sea Change?” and featuring feedback from Fadi Shayya. Continue reading

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Recognizing the Invisible Monument

Image: Nabil Ismail, 1986

Can public space remain neutral to conflict and emptied of political meaning in a neoliberal socio–spatial context that promotes formal aesthetics while society strives to transcend the post–colonial and post–modern conditions in the most brutal way: civil war? The war in Lebanon never ended. Probably, wars never do. Continue reading

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Revisiting Open Space Provision in Beirut

Image: Estates, 2010

In a country like Lebanon with a notorious reputation of being chaotic and hectic, it might be hard to believe that the professions which promote organization and structure, such as urban design, have considerable impact on shaping urban settings. Continue reading

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Feature: TV Interview on At the Edge of the City

Recently in Kitab on the Lebanese mtv, Karen Boustany interviewed Fadi Shayya about the making, editing and publishing of At the Edge of the City on Beirut’s public space and closed park Horsh Al-Sanawbar. The interview discussed the topic of the book and highlighted the need to communicate matters of urban planning and city design to the Lebanese public.

– Watch the video interview: Karen Boustany interviews Fadi Shayya on At the Edge of the City.

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Feature: Hay Festival Discusses the Cuts that Divide and Bind

Recently in The Daily Star, Niamh Fleming-Farrell’s article “Hay Festival discusses the cuts that divide and bind” reviewed the panel “Checkpoints of memory in a post-war city” that took place at during the Hay Festival Beirut on July 4, 2012 at BAC with Monika Borgmann, Abir Saksouk-Sasso and Walid Sadek in conversation with Fadi Shayya. Continue reading

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