Beirut: Mapping Security


We first became interested in security because of the daily difficulties we experiences as dwellers in Beirut, a city that has been marked by increasing securitization. Securitization has translated into constraints on our mobility and daily experiences in city spaces. Blocked streets, deviated passages, no parking zones, no photography areas, illegal parking, and other security measures imposed daily harassments, lengthened commutes, and constrained many of our daily practices. We retaliated, sometimes talking back, sometimes adjusting, and sometimes giving up but recognized that our experience as dwellers had considerably changed