YouCitizen Blogpost — Campaign to Open Horsh Beirut

Konstantin Kastrissianakis, a Research Assistant on the ERC YouCitizen Project, has written a superb blog on the campaign in Lebanon to open to the public Horsh Beirut (a large green space in the centre of the Beirut which has been closed to all but a selected few since 1995). He skillfully identifies that this movement, a coalition of NGOs and activists, is about much more than access to a park, it is about the nature of public space and competing normative ideas of citizenship rights.

Photo credit: Beirutmabitmoot 2012.

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