Architecture students reflect on public space in Beirut

​​“BePublic / Appropriation 2018” was the final, culminating project of third- and fourth-year architecture students in the Vertical Design Studio class taught by architects Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem. This year’s theme was about “a sense of not being part of the community” and “investigating the (lack of) place that is provided for youth in the city.”​

For their final projects, groups of students set off across the city to create life-size (1:1 scale) installations in four different neighborhoods of Beirut. This was the fourth in a series of studios given about public installation in the city, held at the Department of A​rchitecture and Design, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. One of the final projects this year was done in collaboration with AUB’s Neighborhood Initiative.

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