MAPPING URBAN HERITAGE IN TUNIS
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Scope: Mapping and Research
Mapping Urban Heritage in Tunis: Four Walking Itineraries in the Old City aims at exploring the complex historical urban landscape of Tunis through a number of lenses: social, economic, cultural and architectural. It recognizes and attempts to fill a gap between specialized literature on urban history, in particular between academic texts and mainstream maps and websites, and seeks to counter clichés and stereotypes pertaining to landmarks and tourist attractions. Mapping Urban Heritage in Tunis offers alternative readings of the city center based on scholarly research and grounded in everyday urban experience, presented in plain language and clear graphic presentation. The research, curation and design of this map are the result of a year-long collaboration between CLUSTER in Cairo and Atelier SCAR in Tunis, urban research and design initiatives with a shared interest in alternative urban narratives and spatial politics.