Orient Institut Studies, 2015
A full study about the Fairouz House in Beirut, entitled "Public Sounds, Private Spaces: Towards a Fairouz Museum in Zokak el-Blat", by the authors Mazen Haidar and Akram Rayess, has been published in the online academic journal ofÂ the Orient Institut Studies (perspectivia.net).
"This paper discusses Fairouzīs house as part of a contested urban space, and the multiple readings and interpretations of Beirutīs architectural heritage that have arisen in this contentious context. First, we reflect on the dialectical concept of the "space of sound" in relation to the physical references of what was originally a private space; and second, on the spaceīs legacy and memory, and the connection between the museumīs function as a shrine dedicated to a Lebanese legend, and the transformation of a modest nineteenth-century building into a key cultural and public centre."
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