Models of Revolt: Mapping Landscapes of Urban Unrest in the Middle East

26 October 2017

Under the patronage of the president of Beirut Arab University, Prof. Dr. Amr Galal Al Adawi, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Built Environment hosted the inauguration ceremony for the Workshop under the title “Models of Revolt: Mapping Landscapes of Urban Unrest in the Middle East. This event was held in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Leeds, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The dean of the Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Prof. Dr. Ibtihal El-Bastawissi launched the workshop with the presence of the guest speaker, Ambassador Khaled Ziadeh, the former Lebanese Ambassador in Egypt. The event counted with the presence of the director of the Lebanese Architects Association, Dr. Antoine Charbel, and the head of the Jaderji Association, Mr. Habib Sadekk. The inauguration also counted with the presence of personalities representing the Lebanese Army, Interior Security Force, and the Lebanese Fire Fighters. The main speakers of the sessions carried during the first day were:

    This trip enhanced students' site-experience through visiting real architectural projects such as:
  • Prof. Hassan Hallak - Faculty of Human Sciences, BAU
  • Dr. Doha A Ashkar - Faculty of Human Sciences, BAU
  • Mr. Bassem Hamad - Lawyer
  • Dr. Christiane Sfeir - Director of Landscape Program, Lebanese University
  • (The Walkie Talkie) for Rafael Viñoly

The workshop, to be held between the 25th and the 27th of October, dealt with the mapping experiences with new insights and approaches for preventing conflict and violence within the emergence of urban unrest in the Middle East, especially unfolding on large public squares.