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  • Tuesday Sep 26 2017 from 06:00 pm until 07:30 pm
  • Tuesday Oct 03 2017 from 06:00 pm until 07:30 pm
  • Tuesday Oct 10 2017 from 06:00 pm until 07:30 pm
  • Tuesday Oct 24 2017 from 06:00 pm until 07:30 pm
  • Beit Beirut (Yellow House), Sodeco, Beirut, Lebanon [See map] [Hide map]
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From The Barakat Building to Beit Beirut
A talk by Mona Hallak about Beit Beirut story

In 1994, I saw the sky through the bullet ridden Barakat building on the demarcation line of Beirut, and entered to discover its unique avant-garde architecture.
I was amazed by the way the building’s visual transparency, designed by the architect to connect the building and its people to the city, was so abused during the civil war by the snipers to disconnect the city and its people.
Since that day, I started touring the building with people to support my fight to save it from demolition. To me it represented Beirut: before the war through the archives I found under the dust and debris, during the war through the sniper additions, graffiti and bullet holes covering its walls, and after the war through my fight for the preservation of our heritage, identity and memory against the sweeping amnesia.
The tour tells the story of the journey from the Barakat Building to the Museum of Memory of the city of Beirut.

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