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Judith Naeff explores spatial experience and temporality in post-civil-war Beirut. She describes a number of cultural objects that engage with the city and express an experience of time she calls the ‘suspended now’. This experience is characterised by the sense of an unresolved and inaccessible past and a radically uncertain future. She analyses objects such as pictures of construction site pits, stories of underground journeys and martyr posters.

Event details of Imaginaries of post-civil-war Beirut
Date 7 October 2016
Time 13:00 -14:00
Location Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk
Room Location

J.A. Naeff: Beirut’s Suspended Now. Imaginaries of a Precarious City.


Prof. C.P. Lindner


Dr R.L.A. van Leeuwen

Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk

Room Location

Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.