Title: “The Place That Remains”
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Curator: Hala Younes
Exhibitors: Arab Center for Architecture (ACA), Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanese University (UL), Lebanese Landscape Association (LELA), Saint-Joseph University (USJ), G. Buchakjian, C. Cataruzza, G. Hage, H. Kassatly, I. Saudargaite, T. Khoury
This is the first time participation of Lebanon at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition. Titled “The Place that Remains”, the project developed by the curator Hala Younes, involves a reflection on the built environment through a reflection on the unbuilt land, and the possible visions for the future of the national territory and landscape. The focus will be on Nahr Beirut (Beirut River) and its watershed. The project explores the preconditions for architecture through assessing its bedrock and the challenges protagonists face, such as the fragile nature of territory, scarcity of resources and commodification. The format chosen for the project is a combined 3D relief map, landscape photography and video surveillance, while the watershed setting allows its creators to ensure that the resources remain the key focus.
In addition, the pavilion will feature the work of six photographers: Gregory Buchakjian; Catherine Cattaruzza, Gilbert Hage, Hoda Kassatly, Ieva Sauvargaite, and Talal Khoury (video).
- © Hala Younes