Abir Saksouk-Sasso / Architect and Urbanist: Contesting National Authority in the Construction of Public Space: the making of communal spaces in Beirut

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November 25, 2013

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Silvana Doant, « Abir Saksouk-Sasso / Architect and Urbanist: Contesting National Authority in the Construction of Public Space: the making of communal spaces in Beirut », DiverCities, ID : 10670/1.0xi1er


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Saturday, 14 December 2013, Panel III: Open Air Spaces of Gathering, 14.00-16.15 @ Mansion Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, Beirut has been undergoing new forms of ‘controlling’ public space. It has witnessed the gradual disappearance of coastal lands accessed by the public, as well as the closure of its largest public park. The control of public space in Beirut has gradually taken over the remaining social places in the city, in which an abstractpublic is consistently being served.Ne...

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