Reclaim the Sea

Coming together demanding environmental and social justice with a global movement to reclaim our oceans and coastlines

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Beirut Archive

  • THIS SEA IS MINE


    Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, Beirut has been witnessing the gradual disappearance of coastal lands accessed by the public. This has been happening through a legalization of the de-facto privatization of the coastal line that occurred even before the war years. More recently, this could also be seen […]

  • The Fencing of Dalieh (Lebanon)


    You can find more about this on this previous post. The creative people at 5Ampere have just come up with this striking piece of protest art. The caption reads: “A country that is worth 10 Liras” Of course this relates to very real fencing of Dalieh, the rocky promontory near the famous […]

  • The Making and Reclaiming of Communal Spaces in Beirut


    This is a lecture / presentation of the story of Dalieh, a very narrow public strip along the coast that has been characterized as public for so long even though the lots are privately owned. It is part of the city’s historical relation with the sea and part of the few places […]