Reclaim the Sea

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the sea is mine Archive

  • Re-mapping Beirut one art project at a time. Making the most of wasted opportunities


    Posted Monday 4th July, 2016, In the HuckMagazine. Text by Laurence Cornet; Photography © Feature image: Houssam-Mchaimech. All others: Bryan Denton Through a series of interactive performance pieces, art collective Dictaphone Group is fighting for the one thing Lebanon is lacking: public space. At a corner of Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, […]

  • Activists sue state over coast privatization (Beirut)


    By Habib Battah, in Beirut Report.   Activists alleged that the state has illegally provided tens of thousands of square meters of public shoreline to well-connected investors. The move paves the way for the creation of at least five new massive resort projects on the last stretch of undeveloped coast in […]

  • 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 […]