ArchDaily recently published an article in which it discussed the impact of public spaces in a country. The author highlighted these spaces as places of expression, providing a venue for protests. The Lebanese revolution was the cover star of the article.
Pictures from the revolution in Lebanon’s Beirut, captured by photographer Rami Rizk, were proudly featured on the Chile-based website that has offices around the world.
According to UN-Habitat, the author explained, public spaces make up only 0.5% of the capital city.
With the October 17 revolution, the Lebanese people have been able to take back “the remaining few public areas and reclaimed their streets”.
“People invaded highways, Beirut’s Martyrs’ and Riad Solh squares, as well as adjacent parking lots, to create their own space of resilience, bringing people back to a once privatized city,” the author pointed out.
With the many crises sinking the country, it is expected that the Lebanese people continue claiming the public spaces as their “places of expression” until effective solutions are implemented and positive outcomes materialize.