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Fadi Shayya

Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Spatial Planner & Design Strategist

Member since January 25, 2009

Fadi Shayya (1980) is a Beirut-based spatial consultant, design strategist, and social advocate trained in urban studies and architecture and engaged in issues of spatial production and justice, landscape transformations, master planning, urban governance, public space, and information visualization. He is the laureate of the 2008 Basil Fuleihan Innovative Good Governance Award for his work on Beirut’s Park, Horsh Al-Sanawbar, and the editor of At the Edge of the City, a book on public space in Beirut.

Shayya’s firm belief in the significance of space and the importance of place in the folding/unfolding of daily urban complexities led him to establish and lead the professional initiative DISCURSIVE FORMATIONS, an emerging spatial consultancy and think tank dedicated to critical spatial analysis, design intervention, and cultural production in Lebanon and the region.

Shayya holds a Master of Urban Design from the American University of Beirut (2007) and a Bachelor in Architectural Engineering from Beirut Arab University (2002). He has practiced architecture and urban design with different offices in Beirut, and he has worked as an Associate Human Settlements Officer at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA).

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  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design