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 is director of The Khan: The Arab Association for Prototyping Cultural Practices. Majzoub is editor-in-chief of the Architecture Series at Dongola, and a lecturer in the Architecture and Design Department at the American University of Beirut.

Majzoub’s work spans a decade of public, interactive projects focused on speculating another Arab world through fiction in filmic, radio, performative, sculptural and textual installations.

Raafat Majzoub was artist in residence at Moussem for Moussem Cities Beirut, during which he presents the lecture The farewell chronicles and the Installation 1.

During his second residency in 2022, Majzoub reflects on the Heyvaert neighbourhood in Anderlecht from the perspective of his specific artistic practice; he will look at the local economy, the car trade, public space and gentrification.


interview Ahram Online