About the Project
Urban revolutions have been envisaged as hybrid, unpredictable and somewhat incidental in the political arena, in some cases political instability, mass protests, riot and revolt erupt as a reaction to a particular event. Other times protest gathers momentum over time.
This project looks at the emergence of urban unrest in the Middle East. It focuses on a pilot study on the Lebanese capital Beirut and Martyrs Square. This meeting place in the national capital has been a site of repeated unrest reflecting protest and dissidence in this fragile multi-confession state.