PORT SAID URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURS
Location: Port Said
Client: EU and EUNIC
Scope: Mapping and Research
Port Said Urban and Cultural Heritage Exhibition and Tours Opening were curated and designed by CLUSTER between the 17th and the 26th of November 2022 at StaBene Cultural Cafe in Port Said. Today, Port Said is presented as a major destination for domestic tourism, capitalizing on its cosmopolitan heritage, and not doing justice to its multi-layered histories. Organized around four themes, these proposed itineraries contest the dual-city narrative and suggest alternative lenses to experience the city’s complex and contested urban space. Each tour navigates Port Said’s urban and cultural landscapes, on foot, and by bicycle and ferry, to follow these themes, engaging buildings and sites, beaches and ports, markets and recipes, and certainly music, rituals and festivals. The tours help unravel the complexity of Port Said, in both national and local urban imaginaries, as well as contribute to critical urban narratives of other cities. The project is supported by the European Union (EU)-EUNIC, in partnership with Port Said ala Ademo in Port Said.