THE LOST ROOM →
Mapping sweet memories in Beirut. Very similar to Oliver’s Concerned New Yorkers project. Nice beginning, but I hope this gets scaled up.
Food Pieces: FOOD by Gordon Matta-Clark... →
foodpieces: Amazing project by an amazing artist! You can watch the documentary about FOOD on ubuweb. About the Documentary: “This film documents the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists’ cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built…
The wires of Bourj el Barajneh
soniainbeirut: During the past two weeks I have been working to research the economic situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. This involves interviews with NGO leaders and refugees in Shatila and Bourj el Barajneh in Beirut, al Buss in Tyre and Ein el Helweh in Sidon. I have been traveling a lot over the past few weeks and will be heading to Tyr first thing in the morning to meet with the...
the-graveyard-blog: Beirut / Refugee Camp (c. Filip Berte) Raw footage of Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut. The camp is situated on top of and alongside the Mediterranean seashore.
BEIRUT or BUST: 2 Weeks Notice →
beirumi: Dear Beirut, This post is to serve as my official 2 weeks notice. Thank you for an unforgettable summer. My experience here has been invaluable. I will never be able to express my gratitude for how much I have learned in such a short time. I have cannonballed 100x times into the Mediterranean…
MIT Urban Information Systems →
shriyashriyashriya: Connecting community and urban spaces through ICT - “The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. Studying these changes...
peas in the middle east: Open Source Urbanism -- a... →
meredithdf: http://americancity.org/magazine/article/the-enabling-city/ —> “When the community is directly involved in entrepreneurial ventures, in fact, collaboration often takes on the characteristics of self-development projects, sparking opportunities for local organizations to make substantial…
peas in the middle east: From Garbage to Organic... →
meredithdf: Writeup of the June 16, 2011 speaker series held at Karaj — Ziad AbiChaker, Cedar Environmental Ziad AbiChaker is walking against the grain, working to change a common ideology. He refers to it as a “clashing of philosophies” – where one side sees garbage as a problem that must be quickly…
Letters from Beirut: Letters from Jordan →
lettersfrombeirut: Well I’m changing all my strings I’m gonna write another traveling song About all the billion highways and the cities at the break of dawn Well now the ocean speaks and spits and I can hear it from the interstate And I’m screaming at my brother on a cell phone he’s far…
Letters from Beirut: What About You? →
lettersfrombeirut: I’ve recently added a flag counter to my this blog and it is exciting to see where people are viewing from! So, now I ask for some of your feedback on transportation in your respective locations. What do you like about your city’s transportation system? Is it easy and affordable to get around?…
peas in the middle east: International Labor... →
meredithdf: Yesterday July 6th, 2011, I went to Tyr in South Lebanon to a Green Jobs workshop held by the ILO at a lovely resort called Rest House. There were 15 or so people in attendance, some social innovators and entrepreneurs, some producers, two organic certification organizations, and myself. I wish I…
BEIRUT or BUST: BeyROOTS →
beirumi: Everyone keeps asking me how I like Lebanon, and I can’t figure out a simple way to answer that question. Yes the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and I’m having one of the best summers ever, but that doesn’t really dig deep into the bey-roots of beirut. The best way I can explain it is…
You're Going Where?: Grains & Trains →
adamphillips19: Souk el Tayeb, provider of my lunches and inches to my waistline, has been looking for a permanent place for their market since they launched in 2004. They have some sort of deal with Solidere where they can use vacant lots in the downtown area but this agreement seems to be shaky at best. For…
She is a genius! I will ask the mayor to give her a key to the City as Lab.
A Variation on Traditional Bike-Share Systems!
lettersfrombeirut: “the innovative model has a cost-per-bike of less than one third of that of a standard station-based system.” Check It Out!
Food Pieces: The Wrong Campaign →
foodpieces: “Sometimes unconventional concepts and solutions come from thinking the opposite way.” We are all excited about food one way or another. We’ve been investigating tasty food, social food, healthy food, utopian food, political food and beautiful food. We researched and also designed good food…
elhub: Beirut Green Project Pop up park in Sassine Square GREEN THE GREY A public street intervention in Beirut to claim our public green spaces back