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INFRASTRUCTURE WORKSHOP
A NEW MAPPING OF BEIRUT


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[Friday March 5 / Saturday March 6 2010 | JSR / STUDIO 306]



See results of workshop at the following links:
http://www.verticaldesignstudio.blogspot.com/
WASTE MANAGEMENT IN LEBANON < LEBANESE ATTITUDES> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a1I8mUNfGo
WASTE MANAGEMENT IN LEBANON < WASTE CYCLE > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYZUGELY3n4#


Objective
The two day workshop is a conclusion of the first phase of research of the “Alternative
Guide to Beirut” Vertical Studio. Students are divided into four main groups each
researching one of the 4 main infrastructural systems and its manifestations in Greater
Beirut: Water, transportation, energy, and waste. The workshop will be organized
as a series of open charettes and live group discussions, with several presentations by
invited guest on subjects of urban initiatives, mappings and visual diagramming. During
the workshop, the students are required to compile and produce a large collective
map of Greater Beirut, placed on their studio wall, and composed from an overlay of
all the groups’ research and city mappings. The map/guide will serve as a physical
graphical matrix of infrastructural information that brings forth an “alternative” reading of
the city, and that will be used as a studio database for the entire semester. At the end of
the workshop, all four groups will present their research and analysis through visual
diagrams and mappings.


Participants include
StudioBeirut (Joe Mounzer and Rani Al Rajji) | Elie Harfouche | Zeina Maasri |
George Arbid | Omaya Malaeb | Elie Abs | Joumana Medlej | Haig Papazian |
Mona Fawaz. With presentations by StudioBeirut, Elie Abs (Accent Design), Joumana Medlej & more…


Friday March 5
[1:00 pm - 6:00* pm]

1:00 Workshop launch by StudioBeirut [JSR]
2:00 to 6:00 Work session with guests in open group charettes [studio 306]
6:00 to – Studio Beirut live exercise [students only]


Saturday March 6
[10:00 am - 6:00 pm]

10:00 Presentation by Elie Abs [student work on Mappings and Diagrams]
10:30 Joumana Medlej [Driving in Lebanon: A User Manual Book]
11:00 – 2:00 Studio work session with guests for the production of the map
2:00 _lunch break
2:30 - 4:30 Compilation and Finalization of studio map _ Including Studio Beirut exercise inputs/tags
5:00 – 6:00 Student presentations 10 min each with guest reviewers [studio 306]
6:00 Closing reception


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