May 11, 2022
Laziza Brewery in Beirut was a place of respite during the civil war, and neighbors have fond memories of enjoying an ice cold beer on its terrace. Most of what remained of the building was destroyed in the horrific Beirut blast, after which the community reclaimed the space and converted it into a garden. The great team at Rashet Kheir expanded on this initiative and planted fruit trees, built a community library, a covered seating area, benches and planters for vegetables, and invited artists to graffiti the remaining walls. Community events and performances here will bring the neighbors together again.
This was a very fun installation with Rashet Kheir and community volunteers.