43 Sherif Pasha St., 3rd floor, Apartment 12

Downtown, Cairo, Egypt

+2 23907435


CLUSTER — Cairo Laboratory for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research aims at establishing a space for critical urban discourse and design practice.

CLUSTER engages critical theorization while being grounded in professional practice, negotiating the blurred boundaries between formal/institutional regulations and everyday urban informality.

Mission Statement:

  • Promoting a sustainable urban environment and a more diverse and accessible public space,
  • Investigating new approaches to informal practices that would generate alternative modes of urban development,
  • Developing a platform integrating art and culture as urban catalysts,
  • Establishing a networking hub, promoting interdisciplinary modes of practice that would bring together architects and planners, designers, artists and social scientists, to work with stakeholders and local communities,
  • Establishing a collaborative research framework, open to local and international universities and research groups, that offers research backup to groups and individuals in terms of resources and logistical support.