Canadian Centre for Architecture
Emerging Curator Residency Program
In 1962, the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was invited to conceive an international fairground in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon, which was never completed. Fragments of Collapse is a documentary film that employs archival materials, interviews, and research notes to look at how architecture operates in this failed state. By examining the precarity of the project site that remains to this day, the film also reflects on the country’s current socioeconomic crisis.
Photo Credit: Arab Center of Architecture