Abandoned Dwellings. Archive
Intervention by Valérie Cachard and Gregory Buchakjian
Produced, directed and edited by Malek Hosni
Music: Sary Moussa
Texts pronounced in Arabic, English and French
Duration: 10 min

Habitats Abandonnés. Archive
Une intervention de Gregory Buchakjian et Valérie Cachard
Production, réalisation et montage : Malek Hosni
Musique : Sary Moussa

Textes dits en anglais, arabe et français
Durée: 10 min

From 2012 to 2015, Valérie Cachard and Gregory Buchakjian have collected in Beirut’s abandoned buildings objects and documents left there by the inhabitants, illegal occupiers or by nature.

700 elements were cleaned up, photographed and filed, with the idea of returning them to their rightful owners or their heirs or to the city via a public institution.

De 2012 à 2015, Valérie Cachard et Gregory Buchakjian ont recueilli, dans les immeubles abandonnés de Beyrouth, des documents et objets laissés sur place par les habitants, les occupants illégaux ou par la nature.

Près de 700 éléments ont été nettoyés, numérisés et classés, dans la perspective de les restituer à leurs ayants-droits ou de les remettre à une institution.


©gregory buchakjian, valérie cachard & malek hosni. all rights reserved
(photo by Christopher Baaklini, courtesy Sursock Museum)
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>> exhibition:
Gregory Buchakjian. Abandoned Dwellings: Display of Systems, Sursock Museum, Beirut 2018–2019, Curator: Karina el-Helou
website: https://sursock.museum/content/gregory-buchakjian-abandoned-dwellings-display-systems

 >> related projects:
- Abandoned Dwellings. Tableaux
- Abandoned Dwellings. Inventory
- Abandoned Dwellings. Typologies

>> related publications:
- Abandoned Dwellings. A History of Beirut

- Abandoned Dwellings. Inventory. Typologies. Archive. Appropriations