Public Podium

Ramzi Alieh

Lebanon’s modern history stands witness to public speaking becoming the practice of the few, of the politician. Options for citizens to voice their own opinions in public are almost nonexistent. Instead, such discussions often happen in economically, socially or politically defined private spaces, creating echo chambers that perpetuate the status quo. Public Podium considers the stair as more than a means of getting from A to B. It seeks to activate its given steps as an amphitheatre for citizens to speak, listen and discuss.