DAMJ is a design and fabrication company specializing in architecture, furniture, lighting, interiors, and digital fabrication.

Nimble Lighthouse

Nimble Lighthouse

LOCATION: BEIRUT, LEBANON

YEAR: 2015

STATUS: UNBUILT

The urban landscape is saturated with obtrusive monuments to real estate development and advertisements which border on propaganda. The public domain is so infringed upon that little is left from the reach of financial speculation; so much so, that one day one might be living next to a historic lighthouse that has served the public good for hundreds of years (such as the famous Manara neighborhood lighthouse of Beirut) and the next day it is shut down so that luxury apartments may occupy its views and not be bothered by pesky navigational beams of light.

But beams of light can be repositioned and these barren concrete walls can be instruments of counter-propaganda. In this capacity, The Nimble Lighthouse fills a void. Compact, mobile, rechargeable and equipped to turn any city wall into an outdoor walk-in cinema. The protracting projector can display an image 5-10 meters away and roughly 2-5 meters above the ground. Also included is a shortwave radio transmitter capable of broadcasting signals within a 5 meter radius; receivable through any mobile phone device with radio function and a pair of headphones. No permit, no zoning, no problem…just mobile guerrilla cinema.

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