Public Works Studio, in collaboration with Professor Heba Bou Akar from Columbia University, organized a series of online seminars focusing on experiences, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing the challenges of urban realities in the Arab region. The seminars aimed to analyze and understand the increasing political engagement of urban practioners and activists in Arab countries, and their ability to organize and mobilize. Therefore, the seminars seeked to achieve a kind of monitoring and evaluation, in order to enable each other in our work paths. Three aspects of the relationship between our work / struggle and: (1) the state; (2) the media; (3) social groups, were discussed, in order to evaluate their actual and potential effects regarding political change.
In the videos, we share the content of these seminars, including presentations by speakers from Lebanon and the region.
Read the Arabic article here.