Hans Wilschut — Beirut, Epi-Centre Ville

The book recalls the aftershock of the explosion that hit Beirut in 2020. This blast gradually disappeared from the news, but felt extremely close to me. With this book I try to make tangible the paralysis that remained in the city. The disaster killed 218 people and injured thousands. The devastation was enormous and many houses around the harbor were destroyed. Lebanon’s government subsequently fell, making the country politically unstable. The ensuing economic and administrative crisis is still ongoing. With an essay by Dominique Eddé.