Reached only through an alleyway between a wall and a cemetery, the shacks of Sour's Al Jamal area have been in business for over 30 years.
And why it’s important to actively involve neglected communities in relief initiatives when inequality, division and othering are prominent.
Almost a hundred years ago, the quarantine process for travelers arriving to Lebanon was more elaborate and centralized.
The history of the Hammana Artist House and its role in revitalising a village known for its cherries and climate.
In recent years, several civil society groups have fought to protect what little is left of public spaces in Beirut.
The Grand Sofar Hotel once stood as one of the greatest hotels in the region. Looted and abandoned for 43 years because of the Lebanese Civil War, it now returns as a cultural space.
“I know our craft does not make much money like it used to. People used to rely on us for building their houses, furniture, wooden antiques. But not anymore.”
Beirut’s iconic old lighthouse, located in the Manara neighborhood, suffocated by high-rises but still standing tall. Read Karen Karam’s article...