GSAPP Collective for Beirut

Launched in 2020 

GSAPP Collective for Beirut is an interdisciplinary alumni and student organization, founded organically in 2020, in the aftermath of the Beirut blast by a group of like-minded alumni and students. They studied asynchronously at Columbia University and are currently based both in Beirut and abroad (New York, London, Amsterdam, Toronto, Cairo, Dubai).

The collective is fueled by matters, reflections and ideas related to current events in Lebanon, and the Middle East. Given the recent multiple crises in Lebanon, its initial focus is on Beirut while it addresses the local and regional context through its research.

By developing a continuous framework of strategies and events surrounding the field of architecture, urban design and policies, the collective initiates or supports collaborative research and development projects. GSAPP Collective for Beirut seeks to weave a cross-disciplinary network of practitioners and researchers that can grow over the years.

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