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Exhibition and Mapping Workshop

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Here is an article that Firas Ismail wrote for Public Lab about our exhibition and mapping workshop: On 4 -5 February, an exhibition of our balloon mapping project took place in Al Hula Association in Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp. The exhibition was divided into several sections with different themes and information. At the entrance, the exhibition had a small survey for visitors who came to see the exhibition. The…

A talk at M Pavillion

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We are super excited to have been invited to give a talk with Assemble Papers about our mapping project at M Pavillion in Melbourne. We will be connecting by Skype from Lebanon. MPavilion is an event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour and a starting point. From October 2016 to February 2017 they are collaborating with thinkers, doers and makers to bring to Melbourne a free four–month program…

Our Work on Al Jazeera English

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Palestinians craft first aerial map of refugee camp Using balloons and a camera, Palestinian refugees have been working on a detailed map of Lebanon’s Burj al-Shamali camp.  By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours   Burj al-Shamali refugee camp, Lebanon – Amal Said and Mustapha Dakhloul expertly wind their way through the maze-like streets of Burj al-Shamali, squeezing through the refugee camp’s narrow alleyways past local children playing on the cracked pavement.”This was one of…

Balloon Mapping Guides in Arabic and German

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During our stay in Berlin, key in our work was increasing awareness of balloon mapping and our work at Bourj Al Shamali. For this purpose, we are very pleased to have translated Public Lab’s balloon mapping guide into Arabic and German. These are now available under a creative commons license in Public Lab’s webpage. We are very grateful to the Andrea von Braun Foundation who supported our stay in Berlin,…