‘Beirut, Epi-Centre Ville’ recalls the aftershock of the explosion that hit Beirut in 2020. The disaster killed 218 people and injured thousands. The devastation was enormous, destroying many homes. Lebanon’s government subsequently fell, causing political instability. The ensuing economic and administrative crisis is still ongoing. Although the blast gradually disappeared from the news, it continued to feel extremely close for Hans Wilschut. This book is his attempt to make tangible the paralysis that remained in the city. He has approached Beirut from all sides, portraying not the city itself but rather vantage points that show it falling apart. With an essay by Dominique Eddé.