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Augustus Richard Norton. Hezbollah: A Short History.  Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 2007; (pp. 1-8, 69-94, 113-160).

Peter G. Rowe and Hashim Sarkis. 1998. Projecting Beirut: episodes in the construction and reconstruction of a modern city. Munich: Prestel.
Hashim Sarkis, etl. al.  Two squares: Martyrs Square, Beirut and Sirkeci Square, Istanbul.  Cambridge: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.
Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman eds. 2003.  A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture.  London: Babel and Verso.


Aaron Betsky, ed.  2008. Out There. Architecture Beyond Building.  Marsilio

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.  2006.  
Chicago.  Gottingen: SteidlMack.

Anselm Franke eds. et. al.  2003. Territories Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia.  Cologne: Walter Koenig Publishing.

David Harvey.  “The Right to the City.”  New Left Review. Vol. 53, October-September 2008 (

Paul Hirst. 2005. Space and power: politics, war and architecture.  Cambridge: Polity.

The International Situationalist Library

Kevin Lynch. 1960.
The Image of the City. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Reinhold Martin and Kadambari Baxi.  2007.  Multi-National City: architectural itineraries. Barcelona: Actar.

Richard Sennett, “The Search for a Place in the World” in Nan Ellin, ed. Architecture of Fear. 1997.  New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Saskia Sassen.  2001.  The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Fadi Shayya.  2010. At the Edge of the City: Reinhabiting Public Space Toward the Recovery of Beirut’s Horsh Al-Sanawbar.  Beirut: Discursive Formations.

Projections Volume 8, MIT Journal of Planning, Justice, Equity + Sustainability,
Tory Foster, “Art is Change: Public Art as Means of Ecological Healing” 2008.

Jon Calame and Esther Ruth Charlesworth.  2009. Divided Cities: Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar and Nicosia.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Rem Koolhaas etl. al. eds.  Volume 11: Cities Unbuilt.  New York: Columbia University Archis. 2007.

Michel de Certaeu. 1984. The Practice of Everyday Life.  Berkeley: University of California Press.


Claire Cumberlidge and Lucy Musgrave.  2007.  Design and Landscape for People. London: Thames and Hudson.  

Architecture for Humanity. 2006. Design Like You Give a Damn: architectural responses to humanitarian crises.  New York: Metropolis Books.

J. Matthew Thomas. 2011.  Yearbook: Lebanon; Current States of Sustainability 2009-2010.  Taos: Studio Viga.

Christian Ernsten, et. al. 2010. Beyroutes: A Guide to Beirut.  Amsterdam: Archis.

Ole Bouman, et. al.  2007.  
Volume / Al Manakh.  Amsterdam: Archis.

Florian Hayden and Robert Temel eds.  2006. Temporary Urban Spaces: Concepts for the Use of City Spaces.  Basel: Birkhauser.  

Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford. 2008.  Expanding Architecture Design as Activism.  New York: Metropolis Books.


“West Beirut”

“Beirut, The Last Home Movie


Anthony Bourdain in Beirut
Hashim Sarkis - “Beirut Beirut” lecture at MIT, 2008

Beirut Video Features in Monocle Magazine
AUB YouTube Channel

TED: Tom Chatfield, 7 ways games reward the brain.

TED: Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world (
Herodotus and food and games)


Sustainable Everyday - global survey of sustainable lifestyles

Grassroots Mapping
- DIY aerial mapping tools

Permanent Breakfast
- global public ongoing event

Design Like you Give a Damn - TED Channel
Open Architecture: An app that gives a damn

- the world’s first social transit app

Teddy Cruz: Hudson River Housing