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We defend an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through the exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants.

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SO FAR WE HAVE PLANTED
1260 sqm
5200
trees and shrubs
26
different native species

Planting dense, native forests is scientifically proven to be one of the best ways to mitigate climate crisis!

With our partners, we have planted the first native urban forest in Lebanon. Read more

SO FAR WE HAVE PLANTED
1260 sqm
5200
trees and shrubs

Planting dense, native forests is scientifically proven to be one of the best ways to mitigate climate crisis!

With our partners, we have planted the first native urban forest in Lebanon. Read more

26
different native species

"We have grown together as a firm around a culture of conversation and an appreciation of dialogue. Everyone should feel comfortable to share their ideas, from owner to intern. Relationships are crucial to everything we do. How we work with each other, with clients, builders and artisans, is what defines us."

- Adib Dada, Founder | Lead Architect | Biomimicry Specialist

Adib was listed as one of GOOD Magazine’s GOOD 100 for his project Beirut RiverLESS, which aims to regenerate the deteriorated Beirut River.
Today, he is a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

 

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WORKSHOPS
27.08.2021
Lebanon

AEC: Art, Ecology and the Commons is an interdisciplinary program bringing artistic and ecological practices together in the aim of building a community on a 2,000-square-meter forest site along the Beirut River, in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon.

Planted by theOtherDada in 2019 as part of an urban afforestation initiative, Beirut's RiverLESS Forest serves as host and muse.

These are unprecedented times.
We are all fragilized by economic, psychological and social collapses; summoned to continuously question our priorities. However, TAP and theOtherDada are no strangers to these challenges: it is because and in spite of this context of crisis that Art, Ecology and the Commons is more relevant than ever.
Can togetherness be harnessed as a practice? Can we use it to address the glaring needs of our communities, and in so doing, discuss and design alternate possibilities for our future going forward?

This project will bring six participants together for ten days of experimental learning and exchange from and on a young forest site in Sin el Fil, punctuated by a series of commissions, public and outreach activities we have been stitching with individuals, collectives and institutions who share our values and positioning vis a vis our communities durduringting these times of distress. Our program seeks to harness this young forest’s interdependence and resilience to inspire and bring a community together under circumstances of undeniable agony in a gesture of persistence.

In collaboration with theOtherDada, this program is supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), the French  InstituteSUGi, the Municipality of Sin El Fil, Advanced Car Rental and Bossa Nova Hotel.

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TALKS
14.10.2021
USA / Lebanon / Online

Join our Outline series with architect and founder of theOtherDada Adib Dada to discuss his latest project, Beirut RiverLESS Urban Forest. Beirut RiverLESS offers a set of replicable interventions to rehabilitate lost ecosystems and improve the living conditions and quality of life of people in the city who live along the river and to restore the area’s biodiversity.

EXHIBITIONS
17.12.2020
Lebanon
theOtherForest at Dar Onboz Ya Ahl El Dar Christmas Fair

tOD team participated in the Dar Onboz Ya Ahl El Dar Christmas Fair where they held an exhibition and a talk about Reclaiming Public Space by Planting Native Forests.

TOURS
23.02.2021
Lebanon / Online
theOtherForest at The Nature Of Cities Festival

tOD team participated in The Nature Of Cities Festival in which they led a virtual field trip across the degraded Beirut River, where they planted the first Miyawaki forest in Lebanon in 2019: Beirut’s RiverLESS Forest.

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