Women of Lebanon
Josiane Adib Torbey

Architect and Community Activist


Like many architects who are concerned by the meaning of their practice, Josiane Adib Torbey can’t limit hers to only designing walls and building structures. She is more interested in the interaction architecture has with people’s lives. And since humans are very much shaped by the environment they evolve in, when Josiane, a professor of architecture, discovered the deprivation and extreme #poverty in which the people of Sebeel, a village in North Lebanon, live, her instinct was to contribute in a way or another. 

In her most recent article Nicole Hamouche profiles Josiane Torbey for the Women of Lebanon Series. Read all about how she turned around her community with the renovation of Sebeel's public school below.

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