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.
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
Recently on Hibr, Kate Marris’s article “Make Hay Not War” 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
This blog appeared on the Hay Festival Blog on 05 July 2012.
Yesterday at the panel “memory checkpoints in a post war city,” the room was a full crowd with people from Lebanon, Palestine, Spain, England and even Malta. As expected, discussions on public space always attract a crowd not only for the value it has in the hearts and minds of many people but also for the recurrent question on ‘the right to the city’ that is always at the center of contemporary urbanity and urbanism. Continue reading
Sofie Tholl interviewed Fadi Shayya on the closure of Beirut’s urban park (Horsh Al-Sanawbar) for the Danish Radio. Below is an excerpt of the introduction and a link to the interview recording (in Danish) titled “Beiruts største park lukket i 20 år” i.e. Beirut’s largest park closed for 20 years. Continue reading