Lecture: “Beirut: Urban Geopolitics & Hybrid Sovereignties”
November 29, 2010 10:00 AM
Architecture Hall, Room 302, Byblos campus
The lecture will be given by Dr. Sara Fregonese.
About the lecturer
Dr. Sara Fregonese (Ph.D. Newcastle U.K., Ba Venice) is a political geographer with a background in Middle Eastern Studies. She is currently a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow based at Royal Holloway, University of London. Along her 10 years of research on Beirut, she has published on the socio-cultural aspects of Beirut’s postwar reconstruction, and on sovereignty, political violence and the built environment during the civil war (1975–6). She is currently researching the everyday, civilian’s experience of blockade and infrastructural change during urban conflict.
Organizer: The Urban Planning Institute and the Department of Architecture & Interior Design at LAU’s School of Architecture and Design