Deviations, an Atlas of Beirut

A project & publication by Ilaria Lupo 

Artist book, 128 pages + 40 page booklet
Limited edition of 300 copies, in English & Arabic

Newly established in Beirut, and impressed by the difficulty of orientation and the impossibility of using a map, Ilaria Lupo decides to walk the city, from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, and to record directions given over the phone by local inhabitants attempting to describe her exact location, further documenting her journey through photographs of the characters involved.

The result is a totally subjective “Atlas” of the city, exposing the mental maps of Beirut’s inhabitants.