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.
Urban Hives is a public intervention re-introducing green spaces in parking lots. The project proposes a platform slightly larger than a car, raised on scaffoldings, allowing a car to park underneath it, whilst offering a little garden on its surface with a small section dedicated to urban farming. The low-cost structure is a module that can multiply to become a large communal garden for the local communities, in an attempt to amend the sterile urban landscape of parking lots and raise questions about the possibilities of altering the private sphere by creating within it, public spaces. Each module is connected to a hive.
|Tags:||Site-specific intervention Participatory art|
|Framework:||Beirut Design Week|
|Authorizations:||Municipality of Beirut|