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Lamia Joreige

Diagnosis of the present

By HG Masters

Partial installation view of drawings from the series “THE RIVER,” 2015-16, part of the project 

“Under-Writing Beirut — Nahr” (2013–16), three channel installation, drawings, and video, dimensions variable.

The site was a palimpsest, as was all the city, written, erased, rewritten.
—Teju Cole, Open City

How much do we really know about the places around us, about what has made them what they are? With populations becoming increasingly urban over the 20th century—last year, the United Nations estimated…

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