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Mona Jaber Merheb: installing telecom systems in an urbacraft™ neighborhood

May 31, 2015 3:00 pm

Beirut art center is hosting an exhibition and workshops dedicated to urbacraft city crafting system. Designed and made in Beirut by Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion, urbacraft is the first construction toy to focus on urbanity and not just on architecture.

Telecom engineer Mona Jaber Merheb, aided by her 10-year-old son Rasheed and his best friend Tarek, will be constructing a model urbacraft neighborhood with three buildings and a surrounding community. Together with the workshop participants, they will explore different ways of equipping the area with telecommunications antennae to provide connectivity to residents. The workshop will tackle the aesthetic side of adding antennae to rooftops in an urban environment and will also shed light on the important issues of possible adverse effects of radiation exposure on human health.