Formal/Informal on Beirut River Sides

Sheikh Zayed Exhibition Hall, Safadi Fine Arts Building, Beirut campus

The Department of Architecture & Interior Design at SArD is organizing a workshop titled: “Formal/Informal on Beirut River Sides”, a joint workshop between Kent State University and Lebanese American University, coordinated by Taraneh Meshkani and Hala Younes.

Beirut River is a territory of multiple challenges. This intensive workshop will examine through fieldwork and data collection the different patterns of settlement along the riversides. The focus will be placed on the informal extensions happening beyond Jisr el Bacha so as to imagine a more interactive relation with the river.


Monday February 4, Sheikh Zayed Hall

9:00 a.m. Taraneh Meshkani and Hala Younes: Formal/Informal on Beirut River Sides

11:00 a.m. Nour Zoghbi: Investigating Urban Infrastructures

12:00 p.m. Sandra Frem: The Infrastructural Lansdcape

Tuesday February 5, AKSOB 903

4:30 p.m. Elie Haddad: On the Urban History of Beirut

6:00 p.m. Hala Younes: Beirut River: A Territory of Multiple Challenges

Wednesday February 6, Sheikh Zayed Hall

12:00 p.m. Adid Dada: Beirut Riverless

Thursday February 7, Sheikh Zayed Hall

6:00 p.m. Taraneh Meshkani: Technotopia

Friday February 8, Sheikh Zayed Hall

4:00 p.m. Presentations of Studio Work