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      At the edge of the city

      Reinhabiting public space toward the recovery of Beirut's Horsh Al-Sanawbar
      by Fadi Shayya
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      • Publisher: Discursive Formations
      • Publishing date: 03/01/2010
      • Language: Français
      • ISBN-13: 9789953015378
      • ISBN: 9789953015378

      Synopsis

      Since the early 1990s, Beirut’s Park, Horsh Al-Sanawbar, was sealed off from the lives of many Beiruti residents and visitors, with numerous justifications for their exclusion. At the Edge of the City aspires to chart an alternative discourse from that which produces this exclusion. Through exploring issues of advocacy and politics, the book aims to provide a platform to contest the existing governance of Horsh Al-Sanawbar and to bring forward a well-informed public space public policy agenda. At the Edge of the City presents multidisciplinary, textual and visual contributions that attempt to shape an understanding of continuously evolving meanings of public space in Beirut, opening up the discussion and raising questions, and challenging the status quo, as well as the social imagination, of public space itself.

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      This book is an edited volume on public space in Beirut, featuring the work of over 25 scholars, professionals, journalists, activisits and artists. It is a contemporary critique of urban governance and spatial production in Beirut. Its tone is threefold as it is advocating in scope, multisciplinary in approach and journalistic in style. It focuses on the case of Beirut’s park Horsh Al-Sanawbar. The book is supported by the Heinrich B?ll Foundation and the DISCURSIVE FORMATIONS. For more information, check their blog: includes detailed introduction and table of content

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