Howayda Al-Harithy is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and a Research Director at the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut. Her research focuses on urban heritage and recovery in relation to processes of historical editing, urban trauma, and protracted displacement.

Batoul Yassine is an urban researcher and designer and a research coordinator at the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut. Her research focuses on crises and protracted displacement as they intersect with discourses on informality.