Beirut is my original homeland; I have based my PhD on its urban landscape, its history, war, peace, memories and its evolving cartographic maps. Beirut’s history remains unrevealed under its urban layers, mainly under its city centre, Sahat al-Borj. Like many cities, you dig a hole in Lebanon and you will find layers of history, archeological […]
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In 2015, we took a team of multi-disciplinary students for a study tour to Honk Kong. The purpose was to compare the branding city of Hong Kong to Melbourne. Hong Kong was perceived as a giant shopping mall with brands and products all competing for attention. The students were carefully selected to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration […]
micro pen to macro space In my previous blog, I have discussed the integration of intensive studios into interior design curriculum in order to offer more opportunities for multi-disciplinary academic and professional collaboration. My first intensive inter-disciplinary two-week studio was with George Verghese CEO of Material Advances and Practice INC. and an expert on […]
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One day … I wanted to write on the ‘Invisible Cities’ of Paris, Venice, and all the cities I visited just like Marco Polo in Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities. I wanted to write about the Parisian balconies, the English clocks, the Italian streets, the Australian skies, the European rivers, Skiathos windows, Tunisian doors, Alfresco […]