Urbanism and city structures reveal the essence of people; it dissects their culture, history, and way of life. In effect, the traces and details left in forgotten spaces are the purest elements in the exploration and discovery of cities.
Beirut is a city inherent with layers of meaning. A fifteen-year Civil War has lead to a life focused indoors rather than one out in the streets. As a response, in-between public spaces have been often entirely neglected and discarded as wasted terrain vague. The investigation of my own city manifested itself in multiple perceptions re-scripting while understanding the overarching stages of its history. The in-betweens were re-designed with local characteristics, responsive to sensory elements surrounding each area, and catered solely for the people, in creating pedestrian experiences for the urban dweller.
Find below my Thesis publication and more information regarding my process and explorations.