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Park to Parking: The socio-spatial evolution of Beirut’s Martyrs square

Park to Parking: The socio-spatial evolution of Beirut’s Martyrs square

Le 21/05/2020 by Elie Saad « In architecture school, or any other design & arts school, when having difficulties drawing a perceptive of a certain shape, we put it in a box. The pure geometrical square sides of the box simplify the object and its spatial interpretation. Nevertheless, not all squares reflect simplified visions. Some squares...

21 mai 202021 mai 2020
Inside Story : being an actor of heritage in Libya

Inside Story : being an actor of heritage in Libya

30/04/2020 by Reem H. Furjani Growing up abroad to my grandparents’ narratives about an enchanting Medina of Tripoli in its earlier thrive, my imagination was animated: Behind the fountains of the courtyards laid the ladies adorned in silk and gold, in the shade reciting folk between sips of minted tea, and the scent of jasmine...

30 avril 202030 avril 2020
The Majlis in the Arabian Peninsula: a social and cultural space

The Majlis in the Arabian Peninsula: a social and cultural space

Le 04/12/2019 by Omar Babakhouya “Al Majalis Madaris” says the Arab proverb, meaning “the Majalis are schools”. The Majlis, singular of Majalis, literally means “space where we sit”, an assembly or a council. This traditional practice, widespread in the Arabian Peninsula, consists in gathering a group of people in a host’s Majlis. In that region,...

9 avril 202022 avril 2020
Heritage under threat in Libya

Heritage under threat in Libya

24/03/2020 by Reem Furjani, local Observer Since many whom I have tried speaking to in December and January 2020 about protecting the heritage of Tripoli from war have ignored the threat, it is ironic to see surprise about the rocket that fell in the Medina this 20th March 2020. Not much damage but is an...

24 mars 202010 avril 2020
Heritage under threat in Yemen

Heritage under threat in Yemen

Le 05/03/2020 by Ayoub Amer, local observer What are the key challenges? Due to the accelerating events in our country, the armed conflict that is renewed from time to time, those interested and active in the field of protecting the tangible and intangible cultural heritage face many great challenges, most notably : – The absence...

4 mars 202020 avril 2020
The architecture of the Nile Valley, ancient heritage and modern method for sustainable development

The architecture of the Nile Valley, ancient heritage and modern method for sustainable development

Le 12/11/2019 by Servane Hardouin Nubia is the name given to the region which encompasses the south of Egypt and the north of Sudan, between the cities of Aswan and Khartoum. The Nubians, the modern inhabitants of the region, are an ethnolinguistic group which originates from an ancient people living in the central Nile Valley...

12 décembre 201922 avril 2020
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