MonofunctionalMONO-functional towns are settlements once built for a single purpose. Public knowledge and memory of such towns become fragile after the main industry is disrupted. Impacted by major socio-political pivots, these disruptions are also linked to human capacity to apply meanings to the current and past, and therefore to project the future. We organize performative participatory events
“Debt, Waste, and Labor: Theorizing the Beirut Urban Condition” – Interview with Elizabeth Saleh, American University of Beirut
The current crisis, which some call a “collapse,” might be difficult to cover extensively by the international media because it is just so complex. I also imagine that it is the kind of crisis that lays to bear the contradictions that underpin many debt-driven political economies around the world.