DIY City: A Pattern Language for Beirut's Streets by Grace Aaraj/ ArchiBuild
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KED Karantina , Beirut, Lebanon
If cities spoke, what would our streets tell you? What would you do if you could design Beirut's streets yourself?
Based on Christopher Alexander's approach of "A Pattern Language," participants will engage in an interactive workshop to observe and produce "timeless patterns" that make up Beirut's architecture, urban life, and community livability. We will learn to read the city's streets using observation, bite-size truths and personal experiences.
This workshop is part of a two-year series taking place in different Arab capitals.
Beirut's workshop will focus on streets from the viewpoint of an engaged pedestrian and residents.
We welcome drivers, public transportation commuters, bikers, pedestrians, and residents of the city to join us.
It is open to students, researchers, and professionals and anyone who is in a love-hate relationship with urban life and the streets of Beirut.
Beirut Design Week is founded and organized by the MENA Design Research Center. An established annual platform to network, share knowledge, and showcase talent in order to strengthen the creative economies, develop entrepreneurship, and promote Lebanon's innovative culture. During the week more than 150 events in almost 100 locations around Beirut celebrate the best of Lebanese and International Design, bringing together more than 25,000 visitors. BDW is the largest design festival in the Middle East and North Africa and is running successfully for the 5th consecutive year.