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Rebuilding Beirut’s heritage sites, without funding public institutions
"The money isn't going into the hands of any public institution," architect and urban designer Abdul-Halim Jabr tells us about the Beirut Heritage Initiative. BHI is mobilizing architects, engineers, and more to survey and rebuild the 640 historic buildings damaged by the Beirut port explosion.
Donations to the organization are going to on-the-ground groups like Beirut Built Heritage Rescue 2020, Arab Center for Architecture, and Save Beirut Heritage implementing work in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, but not to the ministry itself because of major distrust and lack of accountability in public institutions.