Dahiyeh Corniche

Hezbollah has occupied Beirut’s southern suburbs since the Lebanese Civil War. Weathering numerous political upheavals, the character of this enclave has endured ever since.

Now a target of ISIS’ car bombs, Hezbollah must adapt its territorial identity once again. Hezbollah Corniche arrays the organs of the welfare state as mediating surfaces within a vibrant public zone: reifying the Civilization of the Resistance through the flow of politicized bodies and the delivery of social service.

Occupying a single street within a fortified anti-car bomb sand trap, the Corniche is urban statement, geopolitical propaganda, territorial marker, and welfare state expressed through architectural means.
Galen Pardee is Drawing Agency: a design and research practice based in New York City.

Currently, he is the 2019-2020 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School, The Ohio State University

Founder, “Territories of Territory Extraction”

Brandeis University + Columbia University GSAPP Graduate.

Co-founding FARMer.

galen.pardee (at) gmail (dot) com


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