This project seeks to gain insights and identify the root causes of conflict and to provide data that aids its prevention. Working on a pilot study with academic and non- academic partners in Lebanon on Martyrs’ Square in Beirut we interrogate innovative methodologies to enable the detection and analysis of patterns of unrest into an integrated platform for modelling spatial dissidence in urban environments. This would be achieved by:
1. Identifying the common patterns and spatial narratives of protest in public space that contribute to the outbreak of unrest.
2. To develop spatial models of unrest in Beirut (2006 – 2015) mapping spatial patterns of movement, space habitat and daily sit-in actions across Martyrs’ Square.
3. To provide local groups and governing authorities with the tools and vision to think about protest and dissidence and strategies for preventing conflict and disorder in public spaces.