Living Heritage Atlas

mapping and activating Beirut’s crafts

Living Heritage Atlas documents and visualizes Beirut’s living heritage of artisanship by mapping its craftspeople and cataloging its crafts through an open-source database, viewable through an interactive website. This project celebrates the past and present of local artisanship through archival data, interviews and community workshops.

The goal of this atlas is to shed light on the intangible heritage of Beirut by highlighting craftspeople's cultural significance, vulnerability, and potential role in crafting the future of Beirut.