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Re-Connecting Beirut

The publication Re-Connecting Beirut has been produced through the Office of the Dean, Amale Andraos, as part of the Spring 2021 Research Seminar “Re-Connecting Beirut” taught by Faculty Victor Body-Lawson and Richard Plunz. Seminar participants included Marie Christine Karim Dimitri, Yasmin Ben Ltaifa, Junyong Park, Ali El Sinbawy, Cheng Shen, and Zihan Xiao.
A Statement from the GSAPP Collective for Beirut

It has been one year since the August 4th Blast in the port of Beirut, and still no sense of justice and accountability has been made. Following the explosion, the GSAPP community came together and showed tremendous support to the Lebanese alumni as well as everyone affected by the tragic event.

The GSAPP Collective for Beirut has collaborated with current students to publish this report which takes on the colossal task of addressing the repercussions of this tragedy on the city and citizens of Beirut in a studio during the Fall of 2020. Centering a studio on this fragile subject to explore the ways in which the GSAPP community can respond to cities in times of crises is the heart and strength of the graduate program.

This report is by no means an end product. This is merely the beginning of a long process of recovery and rehabilitation of Beirut.

The GSAPP Collective for Beirut