A review of the urban planning law in Lebanon underscores the absence of any mention of the concept of participation in master-planning, which reinforces the pure administrative and technocratic pr
Throughout the Ras Beirut workshop, we led a collective experience in fieldwork research and in the discussions discussion that followed, and we got to closely investigate the neighborhood of Ras
This project studied the impacts of market-driven developments and policies on housing rights in Beirut and the creation of social and spatial injustices, resulting in the displacement of many low and middle-income families. To counteract these processes, the project mapped abandoned buildings, vacant apartments, rent-controlled units, evictions, housing arrangements and changes in land ownership. The research was rooted within a vision of historicizing housing in relation to neighborhoods, while addressing the question of how do people - who are not covered by any property rights - inhabit the city?