CAIRO DOWNTOWN PASSAGES IFTAR IN KODAK PASSAGEWAY

ProgramsCAIRO DOWNTOWN PASSAGES IFTAR IN KODAK PASSAGEWAYYear: 2016 Location: Kodak Passageway Client: DEDI Scope: Program This Cairo Downtown Passages iftar celebrated the renovation of the Kodak Passage and adjacent Philips Passage as part of CLUSTER’s Cairo Downtown Passages project, and inaugurated a new phase of CLUSTER’s passageway and adjacent green rooftop development, highlighting the role…

SMALL-SCALE MEASURES (GIZ)

DesignSMALL-SCALE MEASURES (GIZ)Year: 2016 – 2018 Location: Saqiyat Mikki (Masakin Jazirat al-Dahab) Client: GIZ Scope: Research, Design and Implementation CLUSTER was commissioned by GIZ, Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), to implement Small-Scale Architectural Measures in informal areas to adapt to climate change in partnership with Giza Governorate, South Giza District. Between May 2016…

RE-FRAMING DOWNTOWN TOURS

MappingRE-FRAMING DOWNTOWN TOURSPart of Creative Cities: Re-Framing Downtown Conference Year: 2015 Location: Downtown, Cairo Client: SUNY Foundation Scope: Mapping and Research As part of the Creative Cities: Reframing Downtown conference, CLUSTER presented six Downtown Tours. The tours aim to reveal alternative narratives of Downtown. The tours explored sites featured in Egyptian cinema and literature over…

FRENCH INSTITUTE MEDIATHEQUE

DesignFRENCH INSTITUTE MEDIATHQUEYear: 2015 Location: Mounira, Cairo Client: French Institute Egypt Scope: Interior Design The French Institute in Egypt occupies an early twentieth century palace in Mounira district, South of Downtown, housing both its administration and cultural facilities. Mediatheque (its public library) was remodelled in the 1990s adding a mezzanine floor to the spacious ground…

CREATIVE CITIES: RE-FRAMING DOWNTOWN

PublicationsCREATIVE CITIES: RE-FRAMING DOWNTOWNYear: 2015 The Creative Cities: Re-framing Downtown Cairo conference invited international examples of successful models of creative cities of relevance to the future development of downtown Cairo, and in dialogue with local stakeholders considered the role culture can play as a catalyst for development. Looking critically at the changes that have taken…

THINK GLOBAL, BUILD SOCIAL

ProgramsTHINK GLOBAL, BUILD SOCIALYear: 2015 Location: Townhouse Gallery Client: Ford Foundation Scope: Exhibition and Public Panel Exhibition and panel discussion organized by CLUSTER and Goethe Institut. EXHIBITION Curated by Andres Lepik PANEL DISCUSSION With Andres Lepik (Museum of Architecture TU Munich), Anna Heringer (Studio Anna Heringer), Adel Fahmy (Modern Sciences and Arts University Cairo) and…

CAIRO URBAN TOURS (CUT)

MappingCAIRO URBAN TOURS (CUT)Year: 2015 Location: Cairo Client: Egypt Urban Forum (EUF) Scope: Mapping and Research CUT — Cairo Urban Tours — explore areas, initiatives and pioneer projects in different parts of the city, featuring itineraries through Cairo’s typical urban conditions: the deteriorating urban core, encroaching informal areas, and expanding desert cities. Unveiling the characteristics…

CAIRO DOWNTOWN PASSAGEWAYS

Digital PlatformsCAIRO DOWNTOWN PASSAGEWAYSYear: 2015 The website explores cultural and entertainment highlights, spaces of memory and heritage sites alongside Downtown’s back alleys. It offers a glimpse into a larger body of information, a database on Downtown passageways and in-between spaces that CLUSTER has mapped over three years: including activities, patterns of use, typology and genealogy,…

CREATIVE CITIES

ProgramsCREATIVE CITIES: RE-FRAMING DOWNTOWN CONFERENCEYear: 2015 Location: AUC Tahrir Client: Ford Foundation Scope: Conference The Creative Cities: Re-framing Downtown conference, co-organized by CLUSTER and the American University in Cairo, invited international examples of successful models of creative cities that may be relevant to the future development of Downtown Cairo, and in dialogue with local stakeholders…