monica basbous moukarzel
monica basbous moukarzel (b. 1988, venezuela) is an urban analyst, writer and artist based in beirut since 2013. she completed her bsc and msc in architecture at the ecole polytechnique fédérale de lausanne (switzerland) in 2012, working on the interrelationships of informal mobility, memory, urban identity and the production of public space in beirut. in 2015-2016, she was a fellow at the home workspace program at ashkal alwan, beirut. monica has worked as an architect in geneva and beirut. since 2013, she consults and collaborates on architectural and urban research projects with various architects, urbanists, designers and artists. she has also been involved in several educational platforms like public panels and workshops around spatial justice, mobility and mapping. in parallel, she has been writing an independent research project on networks, territories and politics of (public) space in beirut.