Raafat Majzoub

Raafat Majzoub is a Lebanese architect, author and artist. His work negotiates the territory of reality through literature, visual arts and public interventions, inventing and advocating accessible utopic alternatives and possible scenarios.

He co-founded The Outpost, a quarterly magazine of possibilities in the Arab world and was its Creative Director for its first four issues. He penned two of its literary supplements, including an illustrated children’s book that was turned into a play one year later.

In 2014, Majzoub was a weekly columnist in Beirut-based Al-Akhbar newspaper’s English edition, and an essayist for London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

His previous installation, ‘The Wishing Fountain,’ turned money into an accessible public asset on the streets of Beirut, and his new work, ‘Hello, Can You See Me?’ is a mobile, public and interactive installation giving voice to Beirut’s most enigmatic abandoned buildings.

Majzoub recently finished shooting a film he co-wrote with its director Roy Dib and completed writing a novel through a series of installations, turning ‘real life’ interventions into first drafts for ‘The Perfumed Garden: An autobiography of another Arab World.’ 

2017 SMACT Thesis: A Lover’s Discourse: Fictions