A wide-ranging, two-day conference under the title “The Place that Remains, recounting the un-built territory” explored the fascinating, complicated and sometimes contentious issues relating to Lebanon’s fast-dwindling un-built territory.
The conference held on Friday 23 & Saturday 24 March at the Lebanese American University, has been organized to dovetail with the theme chosen for the Pavilion of Lebanon at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
The event reflected on the precious and diminishing spaces that exist across what is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, considering their varying quality, rich history and potential.
Now in its 16th edition, the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will take place from May 24 to November 25, 2018, under the broader banner ‘Freespace’ and will feature for the first time a national pavilion for Lebanon.
“The Place that Remains, recounting the un-built territory” conference was convened by Hala Younes, assistant professor of architecture and landscape design, School of Architecture and Design, LAU, who is also curating the Pavilion of Lebanon at the Biennale Architettura 2018, and has been organized by the School of Architecture and Design at the LAU, together with the Department of Urbanism at the Lebanese University, the Lebanese Landscape Association and the Arab Center for Architecture.
Hala Younes said “The project we ought to build aims at identifying and putting together those fragments of our country, thus refurbishing what is left -those forgotten treasures in the folds of the territory- and weaving the canvas of the future.”
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