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Urbatect is an “architect of cities”. The most famous, if not the only one, is Eugen Robick, who went so far as to impose a specific design of dishware in Urbicande so that everything could be part of a unified whole 1).

Ayssar Arida on the Rise of the Urbatects at TEDxLAUSalon

An unconventional salon on “Urban In[ter]vention”, TEDxLAU interviews Ayssar Arida, an Urbatect who believes architects are becoming obsolete, especially in an urban setting. In this Q&A, he tells us about Quantum City, Urbatects, and the “diventity” (diverse entity) necessary for a city like Beirut to thrive.