Panel Discussion with Hamza Al Said (Committee of residents affected by the Beirut blast), Soha Mneimneh (Urban Lab), a representative of the Ruwwad Association, and Tarek Zeiden (Helem). Moderated by a member of Public Works Studio.
All events will begin with a half-hour tour of the exhibition led by members of Public Works Studio.
The tragedy of the Beirut port explosion exacerbated the situation in many neighboring areas, most of which consisted of old and historical buildings inhabited by large numbers of tenants. In addition to the destruction of their homes, the absence of any integrated plan for restoration and the competent authorities’ failure to offer the necessary assistance and follow-up have subjected residents to threats of eviction and permanent displacement. Public Works Studio has carried out studies on the housing situation in the affected areas and receives reports from residents through the Housing Monitor. The panel discussion will cover the findings of these studies and discuss how to support the most marginalized groups, women, male and female foreign workers, refugees, and the LGBT community, in defending their right to housing.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝘁 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗿𝘂𝘁 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿. 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘀. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 (𝟮 𝗱𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀), 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲*, 𝗼𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗖𝗥 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆.
*𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗖𝗥 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟭𝟭 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗼𝗹𝗱.