PROTEST GAMES

andrew georges

What is one’s right to the city? With the events of the 17th October, and in reaction to corrupt systems of law and governance under sectarian hegemony, people flocked the streets and occupied spaces within the city they were deprived of.
The project imagines an initial moment manifested through the building of a monument inscribed in this event, constructed with an acceptance that there is a certain paradigm shift in the Lebanese psyche relating to the right to protest and to public space. The monument houses, alongside its political facilities, a library containing both a revolutionary catalogue and a protest manual. People re-envision the city,  disassemble the monument in order to construct their own physical protest, using architecture as a tool for political pressure so to reclaim the city. The project is part documentation of this self-built revolution, part manual and processes that allow anyone to build.

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