Urban hives

Nathalie Harb

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.

Date: 2018
Location: Hamra
Medium: Installation
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention Participatory art
Framework: Beirut Design Week
Authorizations: Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative