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According to what terms will the human and urban fabric of Beirut be reconstructed? Join Shea McManus (Anthropology, The Graduate Center) as she discusses the work of contemporary artists who have made installations in Beirut that call attention to social reconstruction through political commentary. How are these projects creating a voice for local actors to self-organize and create new, local, non-governmental organizations? In a fraught emotional landscape, is this a new model for transitional justice?

This lecture is part of the "Common Goods: Exploring Innovative Transitions Series" presented in connection with the Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency exhibition on view in the James Gallery from March 14 to June 2, 2012.

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