TAP's Database of Public Art Practices in Lebanon
Our Database of Public Art Practices is an on-going research project archiving public art interventions that have taken place in Lebanon from 1980 to present day.
Growing up in Beirut, I’ve seen these blocks of cement endlessly narrow down streets and alienate public spaces. While official reasons vary between security concerns and managing traffic, these barriers are nothing more than a reminder of the easy answer policies of the current Lebanese political class, inspired by its militarized neighborhood origins. This then leaves one part of Beirut unaccounted for, its inhabitants.