ETH MAS URBAN DESIGN WORKSHOP I AND II

ProgramsETH MAS URBAN DESIGN WORKSHOP I AND IIYear: 2014 – 2015 Location: Cairo, Egypt Client: ETH Scope: Workshops CLUSTER and the MAS Urban Design Program, ETH-Zurich presented two 10 day workshops in Cairo which engaged international and local architectural students as well as designers/urbanists in a collaborative investigation of questions related to the theme Resistance…

CAIRO DOWNTOWN PASSAGES WORKSHOP

ProgramsCAIRO DOWNTOWN PASSAGES WORKSHOPYear: 2014 Location: Kodak Passageway Client: DEDI, CKU Scope: Workshop Cairo Downtown Passages aims to develop a pilot urban design and art project in the northern part of downtown Cairo, highlighting existing and emerging initiatives and activating underutilized public spaces. This passageway redevelopment project emerged from a design workshop held in April…

KODAK PASSAGEWAY

DesignWatch Video KODAK PASSAGEWAYYear: 2014 Location: Downtown Cairo Client: DEDI, CKU Scope: Research, Design and Implementation This project falls within the context of a broader research endeavor by CLUSTER, exploring the network of Cairo’s Downtown passages. These passageways offer an alternative framework for the development and revitalization of Downtown. Cairo Downtown Passages aims to develop…

PUBLIC INTER-LIBRARY ONLINE TECHNOLOGY (PILOT)

ProgramsPUBLIC INTER-LIBRARY ONLINE TECHNOLOGY (PILOT)Year: 2014-ongoing Location: Cairo, Egypt Client: Ford Foundation Scope: Community Networking PILOT is a bi-lingual (Arabic/English) online library cataloguing system, developed by CLUSTER to network together specialized collections held by civil society organizations throughout the MENA region. PILOT currently joins together the libraries of 22 initiatives in Cairo, Alexandria, Amman and…

SAFE CITIES: BECAUSE I AM A GIRL, IZBAT KHAYRALLAH

DesignSAFE CITIES: BECAUSE I AM A GIRL, IZBAT KHAYRALLAHYear: 2014 Location: Izbat Khayrallah Client: UN-Habitat Scope: Research and Design The question of “safe cities” has become more pressing in Cairo during the past few years, as the rapid political and urban transformations create new realities in public space for all citizens, and for women in…

HASSAN KHAN EXHIBITION

ProgramsHASSN KHAN EXHIBITIONYear: 2014 Location: Kodak Passageway Client: D-CAF Scope: Curation, Design and Exhibition The Hassan Khan exhibition was sited in what had been unutilized storefronts alongside the Kodak passageway in Downtown Cairo, designed and curated by CLUSTER to present a procession of exhibition spaces, interjecting the artist’s oeuvre amidst the public and pedestrian activities…

LEARNING FROM CAIRO

PublicationsLEARNING FROM CAIROYear: 2013 Learning from Cairo (www.learningfromcairo.org), co-organized by CLUSTER and the American University in Cairo, was an international symposium that sought to engage the current political and urban transformation unfolding in Cairo as a critical context for examining relevant international case studies and best practices in areas ranging from housing, transportation, public space…

LEARNING FROM CAIRO

Digital PlatformsLEARNING FROM CAIROYear: 2013 Learning from Cairo, co-organized by CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research) and the American University in Cairo, was an international symposium that sought to engage the current political and urban transformation unfolding in Cairo as a critical context for examining relevant international case studies and best…

LEARNING FROM CAIRO

ProgramsWatch Video LEARNING FROM CAIRO: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES AND FUTURE VISIONS CONFERENCEYear: 2013 Location: AUC Tahrir Client: Ford Foundation Scope: Conference Learning from Cairo was a three-day international conference including plenary sessions, workshops, urban tours, website, and a publication. Learning for Cairo, co-organized by CLUSTER and the American University in Cairo, sought to engage the current…