Being young in France (and most of Europe for that matter)

As some of you know, I am French. It’s OK, it happens to good people too. I am not actually ‘ethnically’ French but I grew up there from the tender age of 2 months and stayed until I was 18. I don’t want to spark up an assimilation debate but I am pretty sure that … Continue reading

The Iron Lady or how I came to love Margaret Thatcher

I went to see ‘The Iron Lady’ yesterday. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew just a little about Margaret Thatcher, mainly through the prism of my urban regeneration studies whilst studying Urban Planning at University College of London. It seemed she had been a firm believer in the power of ‘trickle down’ from … Continue reading

Obsolete or Deferred? The future of the project for a Mediterranean Union

With the recent departure of my friend and colleague Adrian Lahoud from UTS, I have been thinking about the incredible couple of years I have spent dreaming up projects and articles with Adrian. From a background in architecture, but also from Lebanese heritage, Adrian had become interested in the idea of architecture in the aftermath … Continue reading

2012: A Fresh Start

Hello all, It might seem like it has been a long time coming, but I am just getting around to this blogging business. For a long time I toyed with the idea, tortured myself over the concept and its relevance to the wider order of things in this world and at the dawn of this … Continue reading