Current research at occlude rethinks urban experience and its transformations by social and material flows such as refugee displacement, consumption and waste, as well as the politics, and the governing structures of such transformations, and the way these impact urban experience and well-being.

Set at the belligerent crossroads of environmental and economic crises, regional wars and local social unrest, Lebanon becomes the focus of this research. We aim at identifying possible socio-economic, environmental and political development areas within Lebanon through research and design implementation.

Occupation nuances, mobility, spatial resistance, governance, environmental and urban wellbeing are among the research topics under investigation for their ability to map crucial structural transformation across change flows and unlock outcomes within the experience and development of ecological stewardship and sustainable urbanization. Check out our blogs for latest research projects.