What Went Wrong? Reflections on the Condition of Architecture and Urbanism in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Haddad, Elie
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-01T13:52:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-01T13:52:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-11-01
dc.identifier.issn 2329-9339 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4725
dc.description.abstract In a short article presented at a conference in New York City two years ago, Joan Ockman lucidly diagnosed the contemporary dilemma faced by architecture, i.e. how to insert itself between a pessimistic discourse that warns of the end of time, and an uncritical surrender to globalization. This dilemma is now universal(i). It applies to New York City, where in the same context Kenneth Frampton commented on the dystopia of an “oddly paranoid, rather ruthless, instrumental and resentful landscape”(ii), as well as to other cities around the world, especially in the Third World, where more difficult conditions permeate architectural practice, resulting in even more devastated landscapes. This article will discuss issues that relate to architectural practice and pedagogy, drawing on specific examples in the context of Beirut, Lebanon, and reflecting on the impact of‘architectural education’ and the transformations within the architectural profession in this context. One can no longer deny the negative impact of economics on a profession that has been, for the most part, idealistic in its approach to the built environment, but the responsibility of architects and architectural education, can no longer beminimized in assessing the problems that cities like Beirut face today. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title What Went Wrong? Reflections on the Condition of Architecture and Urbanism in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAD en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199490160 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Enquiry en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 31-38 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.17831/enq:arcc.v4i1.53 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Haddad, E. (2007). What Went Wrong? Reflections on the Condition of Architecture and Urbanism in Lebanon. Enquiry: A Journal for Architectural Research, 4(1), 31-38 en_US
dc.author.email ehaddad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/article/view/53/53 en_US

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