hammoud badawi - the publication

Hammoud Badawi. The zine was distributed with As-Safir newspaper across Lebanon on November 9, 2015 and  free of charge in the neighbourhoods of Bourj Hammoud and Badawi. It presents the communities’ feedback on the strategy presented by theOtherDada as well as their suggestions. It also reflects on the role that rivers and public spaces play in urban contexts, issues of mobility, wellbeing, and raise awareness on environmental hazards in the area. The content is in Arabic, Armenian and English to reflect the diversity of these communities including migrant labour, refugees and other communities.

A complete English version can be read here.

The Arabic and Armenian version can be read here. 

The objectives of the zine and the events planned around it are:

  • Empower communities by offering guidelines on how to improve their surroundings and enhance nature. The latter will ensure community ownership and the sustainability of the intervention beyond the lifetime of the project.
  • Engage by establishing a communication between the residents, TandemWorks and its collaborators.
  • Debate between the public and the municipalities/local authorities

The Events:

Sursock Museum, Beirut * Monday, November 9, 2015 * 4:00 - 5:30pm.   

Panel discussion on How we think of a public space today for tomorrow; three practitioners discuss their relation to the urban space based on their experiences in Beirut, its spatial politics, challenges and concerns they have faced as producers in this city and their responsibility towards the public. These are some of the questions representing visions of tomorrow's art interventions in the public space in an urban context such as Beirut's.

Panelists: Omar Fakhoury, Artist  * Adib Dada, Founder, theOtherDada Integrated Architecture Lab *  Marwan Rechmaoui, Artist. Moderated by Mayssa Fattouh, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, TandemWorks

Badguèr, Bourj Hammoud * Friday, November 13, 2015 * 6:30 - 8:00pm.

Talk on the environmental and health hazards ensuing from the trash crisis on the neighbourhoods of Bourj Hammoud, Nabaa and Badawi, considering their proximity to the improvised dump on Beirut River; the precautions residents should take and our responsibilities as citizens. 

Meet the team behind the publication: 


Mayssa Fattouh

Copy editors

Samar Haddad (Arabic), Nora Parseghian (Armenian), Ghalya Saadawi (English)


Rayya Badran, Nadia Christidi, Omar Fakhoury, Jessika Khazrik, Joanne Nucho, Public Works, Marwan Rechmaoui, TandemWorks, theOtherDada, Sarah Lily Yassine, 


Rayya Badran (English), Ziad Chakaroun (Arabic), Nare Kalemkerian (Armenian) 


Public Works