Reimagining Risk: Beirut
Amale Andraos, Ziad Jamaleddine, Hashim Sarkis
Friday, March 7The political turmoil for so long associated with Beirut has turned the city into the very image of precariousness and destruction. While these attributes seem to stand in opposition to the stabilizing and constructive pursuits usually associated with architecture, the city has generated a very rich architectural discourse around its different moments of destruction and reconstruction: about how architects should address war and reconstruction; how rapid development produces its own precariousness; how architects operate in a highly speculative environment with too many variables; how the imbalances of development between different parts of the country generate other forms of risk; how architects achieve resilience by design; and how compelled architects become to work not only with non-formal attributes in their discipline but also how they reach out to other media.
Amale Andraos, principal, WORKac; Ziad Jamaleddine, principal, L.E.FT; and Hashim Sarkis, principal, Hashim Sarkis Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design, will present their own professional experiences in addressing these different manifestations of risk. The work is based on three recent architectural biennale entries curated by each of these architectural firms.
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