What is the present in the Middle East? – Bernard Khoury

Bernard Khoury, Beirut
“I have given up on fantasizing on the future of cities. My work is not about the past and it is certainly not about the future,” says Bernard Khoury of his Beirut-based practice DW5, which he views as grounded in “very specific experiences in the present.” What is this present, and how is it materialized within the social, spatial, and political complexities of the Middle East?

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