Under the patronage of Prof. Amr Adawi, president of BAU, we are delighted to invite you to the opening of the seminar entitled ‘Models of Revolt: Mapping Landscapes of Urban Unrest in the Middle East’ which will be held on 25th of October at 09:00 am at Faculty of Architecture – Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Debbieh Campus, Lebanon.

We are delighted to invite you to the seminar entitled ‘Models of Revolt: Mapping Landscapes of Urban Unrest in the Middle East’ which will be held between 24th - 26th of October at Faculty of Architecture – Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Debbieh Campus, Lebanon.

The workshop is organized in the context of the research project “Revolt in the Square: Spatial Modelling of Urban Stability” funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in UK (AHRC). The seminar will bring together academic and non-academic representatives from Universities, civil society, public authorities, research and geographical experts to explore and discuss the emergence of urban unrest in the Middle East as it unfolds on large public squares.

In a first instance, the project focuses on a pilot study on Martyrs’ Square in Beirut, aiming to collect, map and visualize movements that occurred between 2005 and 2015. Considering your work as an academic, we would be delighted to invite you to participate in the workshop from 24-26 October. The first two days of the workshop will be devoted to the production of maps with members of civil society, architects and graphic designers, and the third day will be dedicated on discussing recent and relevant incidents of revolt and urban unrest in Lebanon and the Middle East.