The Arab Center for Architecture worked with Medair
on a project funded by the UNHCR
to implement capacity building for NGOs concerning the post-blast rehabilitation.
The project consisted of several lectures and on-site investigation visits done by architects and relevant actors over the course of a year. The project also engendered a list of resources including relevant heritage craftsmen and artisans, as well as materials and agent sources.
The lectures for NGOs were:
Nine on-site investigations visits were also given by
- Beirut Architecture, 1860-1930, given by Jean Yasmine and Michel Daoud
- Beirut Architecture, 1930-1970, given by George Arbid
- The lectures attempted to reveal similarities and particularities of kinds, urban forms, neighborhoods, recurring models, and monuments in the corpus of heritage structures. They took a theoretical as well as a practical approach to heritage and building restoration.
- From Public to Common Space, given by Charbel Maskineh
- The lecture sought to promote the identification of outdoor spaces as not just places to travel through but also places to live, with distinct features that define their identity.
: Kamel Abboud, Sanaa Abdallah, Naji Assi, Michel Daoud, Mona Hallak, Grace Hanna, Charbel Maskineh, Sandra Richani, Grace Rihane, Ghina Sabalbal, Jean Yasmine, Hala Younes.
The visits explored Qobeyat, Geitawi, Nabaa, Mar Mkhayel, Bourj Hammoud, and Bachoura.