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Environmental Sustainability In Lagos Periphery Housing, Funmilayo Mokunfayo Adedire Dr., Michael Babatunde Adegbile Dr Oct 2021

Environmental Sustainability In Lagos Periphery Housing, Funmilayo Mokunfayo Adedire Dr., Michael Babatunde Adegbile Dr

Journal of Environmental Sustainability

Peri-urban residential settlements in Nigerian cities grew phenomenally as a result of rapid urbanisation. But the spontaneous housing settlements are enmeshed in development-driven urban challenges. This study examines the environmental sustainability of a typical peri-urban settlement in Lagos, Ikorodu. A combination of case study based examination and application of International Urban Sustainability Indicators List framework (IUSIL) was used to achieve an integrated research method. Data were collected through primary and secondary sources including observation, structured questionnaires, interview and satellite images. Two stage clusters sampling was used to select 384 household heads as the study population. Quantitative data was done using ...


Exploring The Vertical Charrette As An Alternative To Traditional Service-Learning, Stephanie Sickler, Amanda Gale Oct 2021

Exploring The Vertical Charrette As An Alternative To Traditional Service-Learning, Stephanie Sickler, Amanda Gale

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

This paper highlights a collaborative, intercollegiate vertical design charrette that illuminates the potential of short-term service opportunities. Interior design students from two major universities collaborated with a community partner over a 4-hour design charrette to produce preliminary design solutions for an expansion of the partner’s residential community farm that houses adults with special needs. Student participants were at varying points in their college careers, and the vertical nature of the charrette experience facilitated extensive peer-to-peer learning. Little research to date has documented the potential of design charrettes as service opportunities. This experience challenges the notion of traditional service-learning as ...


University-Public Partnerships For Disaster Recovery: Promoting Community Resilience Through Research, Teaching, And Engagement, Gavin P. Smith, Mai T. Nguyen Oct 2021

University-Public Partnerships For Disaster Recovery: Promoting Community Resilience Through Research, Teaching, And Engagement, Gavin P. Smith, Mai T. Nguyen

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

This article describes a state-supported, multiuniversity, interdisciplinary effort to address unmet disaster recovery needs identified by six hard-hit, low-capacity North Carolina communities following Hurricane Matthew. At the request of the director of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and the state governor, university officials created a team of faculty, practitioners, and students called the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery and Resilience Initiative (HMDRRI). This 2-year program delivered research, teaching, and engagement activities of the sort that are not typically undertaken by federal or state emergency management agencies, insurance providers, or nonprofit organizations. HMDRRI also offered graduate students in land-use planning ...


Civichon 1.0: City In A Village, Catalogue For Civichon Exhibition In Vienna Biennale 2021, Albert L. Park, Kyong Park, Annie Pedret Oct 2021

Civichon 1.0: City In A Village, Catalogue For Civichon Exhibition In Vienna Biennale 2021, Albert L. Park, Kyong Park, Annie Pedret

EnviroLab Asia

No abstract provided.


Reflections Of Arabic Literature On Architectural Representation, Othman El Obeidi, Aya Salamah, Rola Ayoub, Abed El Karim Owaydat Sep 2021

Reflections Of Arabic Literature On Architectural Representation, Othman El Obeidi, Aya Salamah, Rola Ayoub, Abed El Karim Owaydat

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Literature and architecture have long been connected where both are forms of art; literature is a verbal form of art whereas architecture takes a social form. Both domains play a major role in heritage inheritance and representation and are immensely linked to each other; each is capable of representing and embodying the other. Gloomily, in light of digital technology, Information Age, and onslaught of globalization, the reflections of the practices of Arabic literature on architectural representations, after being practiced together since ancient periods, have retracted in recent times thus architecture in the Arab cities has started to veer far away ...


Twisted Buildings: Concepts And Approaches, Amani Marmar, Sally Zouia, Sahar Ismail, Ahmad Hallik Sep 2021

Twisted Buildings: Concepts And Approaches, Amani Marmar, Sally Zouia, Sahar Ismail, Ahmad Hallik

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

With the emerging of new technologies, the look for more sustainable towers appears. Through designing twisted towers, an aerodynamic and energy efficient structure can be made to reduce materials and wind loads towards it. By definition, a twisted building is one that has gradually rotating floor plates along its height. The problem here rises due to the risk of structural failure and lack of load transfer and unorganized interior function. Thus, this research aims to detect the design solutions used to execute the twisted buildings achieving stability, safety, and withstanding climatic effects. In order to accomplish the mentioned aim, the ...


Developing Design Guidelines Towards Safer Park: The Case Of Ramlet El Baida, Valerie Nader Kassem, Ayman Afify Sep 2021

Developing Design Guidelines Towards Safer Park: The Case Of Ramlet El Baida, Valerie Nader Kassem, Ayman Afify

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Public urban park is a very important feature in the city, it is responsible for the behavior of the cities and gives an identity of the city besides country to portray it in front of the people. Well maintained park leads to healthy life and well-being. Also, it holds social value and attachment of people to it. Despite wide consensus on the importance of public parks for city dwellers’ social lives as well as their physical and mental health, popular discourses and journalist reports reflect a growing demonetization of public space in many cities around the world. This is because ...


Exploring A New Urban Strategy To Organize The Informal Settlements In Tripoli, Ayman Wehbe Sep 2021

Exploring A New Urban Strategy To Organize The Informal Settlements In Tripoli, Ayman Wehbe

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

A dynamic urban form can be defined as emerging in the planning, and development of urban centers as a city where there is a defined perimeter, inside which lies a population that is self-sufficient supporting by the technologies and economy within the city fully employs the population, the services, and cultural infrastructure within the city are sufficient to supply for the population in the cities. One of the most significant driving forces of change in any urban system is population development. This randomness in growth causes an imbalance in the civil system through environmental problems on the life system that ...


التخطيط الإقليمي مدخل لمواجهة المخاطر المرتبطة بالتغير المناخي لأقاليم الساحل الشمالي في مصر, Mahmoud Aly Ahmed Mohammed Sep 2021

التخطيط الإقليمي مدخل لمواجهة المخاطر المرتبطة بالتغير المناخي لأقاليم الساحل الشمالي في مصر, Mahmoud Aly Ahmed Mohammed

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

تعد التغيرات المناخية من أهم المعضلات التي تواجة العالم خاصةً في ظل القضايا الشائكة من الاحتباس الحراري وتزايد ارتفاع درجة حرارة الأرض، وذوبان الصفائح الجليدية وارتفاع منسوب مياه البحار والمحيطات، مما دفع منظمة الأمم المتحدة لإبرام إتفاقية التغيرات المناخية وبروتوكول كيوتو، اللذان يهدفان لخفض هذه الانبعاثات، وأعلنت الهيئة الحكومية الدولية المعنية بتغير المناخ أن دلتا النيل في مصر من بين المناطق الثلاث الأولى على كوكب الأرض الأكثر عرضة لارتفاع مستوى سطح البحر، وأشار تقرير البنك الدولي انه يوجد فى مصر عدة مناطق أوشكت على الغرق تشمل هذه المناطق شديدة الخطورة أجزاء من محافظات الدلتاوالإسكندرية ومحافظات البحيرة وبورسعيد ومحافظات دمياط ومحافظة ...


An Exploration Of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Cpted) Principles For Enhancing Safety And Security In The Design Of Adamawa State University Students’ Hostel, Mubi, Benjamin Moral, Mudashir Gafar Sep 2021

An Exploration Of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Cpted) Principles For Enhancing Safety And Security In The Design Of Adamawa State University Students’ Hostel, Mubi, Benjamin Moral, Mudashir Gafar

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

People across the world face growing insecurity, violent conflict spreading and intensifying and the natural systems on which human life depends on, is in jeopardy. Also, today the security condition of student hostel has become one of the major challenges facing Nigerian institutions, with continual media coverage of the state of insecurity of the students’ hostel, level of theft, burglary, abductions, and kidnappings. This research set out to proffer solutions to the rising insecurity challenges in the students’ hostel. This was achieved through the development of a framework from CPTED, on architectural strategies used to deter crime from thriving in ...


New Considerations In Designing The Circulation Elements To Reduce Covid 19 Infection, Sara Chamass, Selim Kilani, Anas Mattar Sep 2021

New Considerations In Designing The Circulation Elements To Reduce Covid 19 Infection, Sara Chamass, Selim Kilani, Anas Mattar

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

As a result of the global pandemic recession of COVID-19, cities have imposed several restrictions to control this outbreak by closing their frontiers and forcing social distancing. The conjecture has arisen as to how architecture could be entirely influenced. This field is involved in finding solutions to reduce the spread of this pandemic which became a new issue. Unfortunately, due to the shortage of the movable and flexible circulation elements, the considerations and architectural preventive measures taken were affected during the planning of the post-pandemic built-environment. This paper, therefore, aims to propose a checklist of new design considerations for the ...


Potentials Of Containers In Creating Modular Architectural Spaces, Karim Al-Khatib, Jinan Makkawi, Ali Kobeissi Sep 2021

Potentials Of Containers In Creating Modular Architectural Spaces, Karim Al-Khatib, Jinan Makkawi, Ali Kobeissi

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Containers are currently considered as one of the inventive trends of framing architectural objects. Container architecture is defined as the type of architecture that is characterised by the usage of steel containers as a structural elements and architectural envelope that can be presented as a part of architecture or a function that an activity can happen in it. Due to the specific dimensions that the container has, architects tend to use it to obtain modularity in their projects and the modular design strategies refer to using the containers as a standard unit to carry out the process, these containers are ...


Detecting Types Of Phobia In Contemporary Architecture, Fatima Ghosn, Loulwa Alama, Mohamad Azhari Sep 2021

Detecting Types Of Phobia In Contemporary Architecture, Fatima Ghosn, Loulwa Alama, Mohamad Azhari

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Phobia in its broadest sense is an irrational fear or feeling, created in a person toward an object or a certain situation that might happen around him or in his imagination and it can be related to natural elements such as animals, insects, oceans, fire and heights. Furthermore, it can be related to build environment and manmade spaces or more simply, to architecture. Unfortunately, architects shifted from the standardisation and regularity to creating innovative and irregular spaces that are reflected by the exterior and interior design of the building without having any concern of the negative consequences such as phobias ...


Power Of Cantilever Design In The Contemporary Architecture, Karen Hassan Beydoun, Jana Hussein, Ahmad Salame Sep 2021

Power Of Cantilever Design In The Contemporary Architecture, Karen Hassan Beydoun, Jana Hussein, Ahmad Salame

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Cantilever is a structural form that extends horizontally and is supported by one end and free on the other while the load is distributed equally, initiated by the use of bridges and balconies in the buildings. The power of Cantilevers with its different designs is spreading throughout the world via various perspectives since it increases the ability of design creativity and gives proper solutions. However, from that point forward, a research gap that has been found missing relating the structural challenges and how it affects the design and the decisions taken by the clients/ owners paying budgets on such type ...


Investigation Of Structural Problems On The Ground And Walls Of Diyarbakir Historical Behram Pasha Mosque By The Georadar (Gpr) Method, Nursen Işik Sep 2021

Investigation Of Structural Problems On The Ground And Walls Of Diyarbakir Historical Behram Pasha Mosque By The Georadar (Gpr) Method, Nursen Işik

Dicle University Journal of Engineering

Behram Pasha Mosque is one of the historical mosques, which is the work of Mimar Sinan [1], located in the southwest of Diyarbakır’s Suriçi Region. Georadar (GPR) method is one of the geophysical applications in which possible gaps, fractures, collapses, etc. damages are determined non-destructively on the walls and floors of historical buildings. Therefore, in one of the historic mosques in Diyarbakir Behram Pasha Mosque, expert geophysical engineers carried out the GPR scanning of the grounds and walls without damaging the mosque’s physical structure. In GPR surveys, the depth of investigation (penetration) was chosen as 20 m on ...


Child Development Just Outside The Front Door: Neighbourhood Play Project, Hyahno Moser Sep 2021

Child Development Just Outside The Front Door: Neighbourhood Play Project, Hyahno Moser

International Journal of Playwork Practice

This project examines the nature of contemporary childhood with a focus on changing rates of play in Queensland’s urban neighbourhoods. The Neighbourhood Play Project is a pilot project funded by the Queensland Government Department of Sport & Recreation. The purpose of the project was to examine and record the prevalence of local children’s existing play networks in urban Queensland neighbourhoods and to quantify their influence on children's physical activity and outdoor play levels. The recorded decline of Queensland children’s activity levels and physical literacy over the last 30 years – and its direct negative correlation with children’s ...


How Have Adventure Playgrounds In The United Kingdom Adapted Post-March Lockdown In 2020?, Pete King Sep 2021

How Have Adventure Playgrounds In The United Kingdom Adapted Post-March Lockdown In 2020?, Pete King

International Journal of Playwork Practice

Adventure playgrounds have been a feature in the United Kingdom since the 1950s. Their growth and development was underpinned by ‘thinking together’, a concept in the Communities of Practice (CoP) approach. In March 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) went into lockdown. This study aimed to find out how adventure playgrounds responded to the Covid-19 situation when they reopened in July 2020. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 18 adventure playground staff from 14 adventure playgrounds. Thematic analysis of the data constructed themes and sub-themes within four main headings: preparation for opening; reduction; targeted service and play behaviour. The results showed how ...


Application Of The Aho-Corasick Algorithm To Create A Network Intrusion Detection System, Komil Tashev, Mokhinabonu Agzamova, Nozima Axmedova Sep 2021

Application Of The Aho-Corasick Algorithm To Create A Network Intrusion Detection System, Komil Tashev, Mokhinabonu Agzamova, Nozima Axmedova

Bulletin of TUIT: Management and Communication Technologies

Nowadays the Internet is very massive and the need for a system to protect the networks from being attacked becomes very important. One of the main goals of studying pattern matching techniques is their significant role in real-world applications, such as the intrusion detection systems branch. The purpose of the network attack detection systems NIDS is to protect the infocommunication network from unauthorized access. This article provides an analysis of the exact match and fuzzy matching methods, and discusses a new implementation of the classic Aho-Corasick pattern matching algorithm at the hardware level. The proposed approach to the implementation of ...


Book Review: The South Carolina State House Grounds, Jennifer S. Gibson Sep 2021

Book Review: The South Carolina State House Grounds, Jennifer S. Gibson

South Carolina Libraries

Jennifer Gibson reviews The South Carolina State House Grounds, written by Lydia Mattice Brandt with photographs by Chandler Yonkers.


Building Services Engineering September/October 2021 Sep 2021

Building Services Engineering September/October 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Exploring Potentials Of Leftover Spaces Using Urban Metamorphosis, Huda Maatouk, Marwan Halabi, Hiba Mohsen, Maged Youssef Aug 2021

Exploring Potentials Of Leftover Spaces Using Urban Metamorphosis, Huda Maatouk, Marwan Halabi, Hiba Mohsen, Maged Youssef

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

In a dynamic world, the challenge behind reaching utopia is a result of the continuity of change and the metamorphosis. Metamorphosis, from the Greek meta signifying the change and morphe referring to the form, is a change and adaptation of the form or nature of something into a different one through time. However, when it comes to urban metamorphosis, it is a tension between the traditional living and the raise of technology through history, and this adaptation is affecting cities, buildings, identity, and environment. Urban metamorphosis of undeveloped non-organized cities had created urban and social fragmentation; unorganized cities are broken ...


Beirut Port’S Sparkle In Arabic Poetryومضة مرفأ بيروت في الشعر العربي, Samir Itani Aug 2021

Beirut Port’S Sparkle In Arabic Poetryومضة مرفأ بيروت في الشعر العربي, Samir Itani

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

The explosion that occurred at Beirut port on the 4th of August 2020 was not a transient event, but rather a dreadful disaster the Lebanese have faced. It echoed in Arabic poetry. Some depicted the disaster, some denounced it, and some depicted Beirut as a doomed city, so they lamented it. The odd thing about it is that most poets who wrote about the explosion developed short poems or poetic flashes. Their expressions came out as intense, quick, and denounced, and were therefore honest. However, the arguments presented in their poems were clashes between life and death. The results were ...


An Evil Who Teaches Humility In The Novel «La Couronne Du Diable» From Alexandre Najjarun Mal Qui Enseigne L’Humilité Dans La Couronne Du Diabled’Alexandre Najjar », Sophie Nicolaïdès-Salloum Aug 2021

An Evil Who Teaches Humility In The Novel «La Couronne Du Diable» From Alexandre Najjarun Mal Qui Enseigne L’Humilité Dans La Couronne Du Diabled’Alexandre Najjar », Sophie Nicolaïdès-Salloum

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: After many natural disasters, a sanitary disaster overwhelms the planet earth, the COVID19 pandemic. Alexandre Najjar writes about this crisis in a novel translate as “The devil’s crown”. The author uses the way of testimony to describe the way the characters live the confinement in different countriesand the consequences of an unprecedent situation on the psyche: fear of the other, feeling imprisoned, powerlessness. The intervention includes the analysis of the title, the choice of the polyphonyand the similarity between this novel and an ancient tragedy.

Résumé: Après plusieurs catastrophes naturelles, une catastrophe sanitaire accable aujourd’hui notre planète ...


The Epic Of The Catastrophe And The Poetic Creativity Between Mahmoud Darwish And Murid El-Barghouthiمشهدية النكبة والابداع الشعريّ بين محمود درويش ومريد البرغوثي, Bashir Faraj Aug 2021

The Epic Of The Catastrophe And The Poetic Creativity Between Mahmoud Darwish And Murid El-Barghouthiمشهدية النكبة والابداع الشعريّ بين محمود درويش ومريد البرغوثي, Bashir Faraj

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: The Palestinian Nakba “calamity” became a symbol for poetic creativity after the disaster of occupying the land of Palestine and the subsequent successive setbacks. Especially in the hearts of its children the poets, those who became poets because of that bleeding wound, caused by separating the human from the place “land” and the place from the human

ملخص البحث: تحوّلتِ النكبةُ الفلسطينية إلى رمزٍ للابداع الشعري، بعد كارثة اغتصاب المكان وأرض فلسطين وما تلاها من نكسة ونكساتٍ أخَر، ولا سيما في نفوس أبنائها أخص منهم الشعراء، الذين أصبحوا شعراءً بفضل ذاك الجرح النازف، جرّاء سلخ الإنسان ...


Disaster And Socio-Cultural Impact: Between Social Representations And Resiliencecatastrophe Et Impact Socio-Culturel: Entre Représentations Sociales Et Résilience, Abdelfettah N. Idrissi Aug 2021

Disaster And Socio-Cultural Impact: Between Social Representations And Resiliencecatastrophe Et Impact Socio-Culturel: Entre Représentations Sociales Et Résilience, Abdelfettah N. Idrissi

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: We live in a constantly changing world, a multi-faceted world vacillating between joy and happiness on one side and sadness and desolation on the other. We have indeed witnessed, recently, much sadness and misfortune resulting from both human and natural disasters. Whether individual or collective, the risks are assessed having regard to our cultural determinism, taking into account values, standards and living conditions of individuals. Our purpose, which falls within the framework of the theory of social representations (Moscovici (1986)), would be to account for the impact of the disaster on the behavior of the individual and of society ...


Writing About Chernobyl In The Rush Of Differed Memory In "Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History Of A Nuclear Disaster" By Svetlana Alexievitch"Écrire Sur Tchernobyl Dans L’Urgence De La Mémoire Différée, Dans « La Supplication, Tchernobyl, Chronique Du Monde Après L’Apocalypse » De Sveltana Alexievitch, Badia Mazboudi Aug 2021

Writing About Chernobyl In The Rush Of Differed Memory In "Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History Of A Nuclear Disaster" By Svetlana Alexievitch"Écrire Sur Tchernobyl Dans L’Urgence De La Mémoire Différée, Dans « La Supplication, Tchernobyl, Chronique Du Monde Après L’Apocalypse » De Sveltana Alexievitch, Badia Mazboudi

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, exploded, causing what is considered as “the biggest technological catastrophy of the 20th century” (Svetlana Alexievitch, 1997, p. 7), four years prior to the fall of the Soviet Union, and ten years before Svetlana Alexievitch releases “Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster”. Even though many books, movies and photographs addressed the disaster, the belarusian author and journalist chose to peer into the lives of people:” I was interested in sensations, feelings of individuals who touched the unknown. The mystery” (S, 30) rather than studying ...


Writing Therapy In The Novel "Beyrouth 2020" By Cherif Majdalanil’Ecriture Therapeutique Dans Le Roman « Beyrouth 2020 » De Cherif Majdalani, Nadia Iskandarani Aug 2021

Writing Therapy In The Novel "Beyrouth 2020" By Cherif Majdalanil’Ecriture Therapeutique Dans Le Roman « Beyrouth 2020 » De Cherif Majdalani, Nadia Iskandarani

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: The writing, as terrible as it is, is nevertheless reassuring, because it puts the difficult moments in image, in word; it connects us to past experiences, to men and women who went through them, going through moments of hardship, but also of consolation. The goal of literature writing is not just the disaster itself, but, it is also about taking care of oneself and others and to express how society has experienced this disaster and how to remedy it. Even more, the catastrophe sometimes goes beyond the framework of the country to reach the extent of the whole world ...


The Near And Distant Discourse Towards Disasterle Discours Proche Et Lointain Envers La Catastrophe, Mohammed Alkhattib Aug 2021

The Near And Distant Discourse Towards Disasterle Discours Proche Et Lointain Envers La Catastrophe, Mohammed Alkhattib

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: When it comes to talk about a disaster, it is not easy to maintain the objectivity and neutrality towards the event. Emotions can be very explicit, especially when the speaker is “related” to the people affected. “Related” with means kinship does not only mean being a member of one's family, but also of the same region, the same country, or even the same ethnic group. This research aims making a linguistic and discursive comparison between the discourse of two different cultures (Arab and Western) towards the catastrophe. We will take as an example, the disaster of the Jordanian ...


A Comparison Between The Psychometric Properties Of The Revised Original And Short Psychoticism Scale Derived From Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised Among Kuwaiti Undergraduatesمقارنة بين الخصائص السيكو مترية للصورة الأصلية والقصيرة لمقياس الذهانية المتفرع من استخبار" آيزنك" المعدل للشخصية لدى عينات من طلبة جامعة الكويت, Badr M. Ansari, Talal B. Alali Aug 2021

A Comparison Between The Psychometric Properties Of The Revised Original And Short Psychoticism Scale Derived From Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised Among Kuwaiti Undergraduatesمقارنة بين الخصائص السيكو مترية للصورة الأصلية والقصيرة لمقياس الذهانية المتفرع من استخبار" آيزنك" المعدل للشخصية لدى عينات من طلبة جامعة الكويت, Badr M. Ansari, Talal B. Alali

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: The aim of this study is to compare the psychometric properties of the original version and the short version of the Psychoticism Scale, which are Derived from Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised. In this study, a sample consisting of (1842) students from Kuwait University (538) male and (1304) female students were used in this study to examine the gender differences and to test the reliability and validity for Psychoticism Scale which are derived from original (EPQ-R) and the short version (EPQR-S) . The Original (EPQ-R) and Short (EPQR-S) Psychoticism Scales, the short version of the NEO FFI-S, and the Big Five ...


From Catastrophe To Catharsis: The Explosion Of The Port Of Beirut In Two Texts That Healde La Catastrophe A La Catharsisl’Explosion Du Port De Beyrouth Dans Deux Textes Qui Pansent, Christelle Stephan-Hayek Aug 2021

From Catastrophe To Catharsis: The Explosion Of The Port Of Beirut In Two Texts That Healde La Catastrophe A La Catharsisl’Explosion Du Port De Beyrouth Dans Deux Textes Qui Pansent, Christelle Stephan-Hayek

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: Catastrophe, a notion as old as man, is today considered obsolete in the scientific sphere, since it constitutes "a blinding image which distracts the researcher from his object by its capacity to dazzle" (Coanus, Duchêne, Martinais , 2004). This is how the notion of "risk" replaced that of "disaster", since a risk can be calculated, prevented, avoided, reduced, etc. The disaster would thus become a “risk that has been realized”.

The double explosion of the port of Beirut is therefore this disaster. "In five seconds: two hundred dead, one hundred and fifty missing, six thousand wounded, nine thousand buildings damaged ...