INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: MAPPING CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

MappingINFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: MAPPING CREATIVE INDUSTRIESYear: 2022-23 Location: Giza, Egypt Client: Dutch Embassy Scope: Mapping and Research Similar to most cities in the Global South, Cairo – a megacity of 20 million- is largely produced informally, posing questions about the role of architects and designers in the making of their cities. The Informality as Creativity…

CLUSTER MAPPING INITIATIVE

MappingCLUSTER MAPPING INITIATIVELaunch Year: 2022 Location: Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Amman, Tunis, Tangier Scope: Mapping and Knowledge Exchange Platform CLUSTER Mapping Initiative is a project by the Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research, as part of CLUSTER’s mandate for critical engagement in the city and public space through urban research, programs and design interventions. The…

INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN GREEN II WORKSHOP

ProgramsINFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN GREEN II WORKSHOPYear: 2023 Location: Ard al-Liwa Scope: Workshops The Urban Green II workshop gathers architecture students to design small-scale urban interventions in the informal settlement of Ard al-Liwa. The workshop took place in ALFABRIKA Creative Lab and Makerspace in Ard al-Liwa. The concept designs aim to address the problematic relationship…

PORT SAID URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURS

MappingPORT SAID URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURSYear: 2022 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…

PORT SAID URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE EXHIBITION

ProgramsWatch Video PORT SAID URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE EXHIBITIONYear: 2022 Location: StaBene Cultural Cafe, Port Said Funders: EU and EUNIC Scope: Cultural and Urban Heritage Exhibition It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of Port Said Urban and Cultural Heritage Exhibition and Tours Opening curated and designed by CLUSTER between the 17th and…

INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN SIGNAGE WORKSHOP

ProgramsWatch Video INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN SIGNAGE WORKSHOPYear: 2022 Location: Giza, Egypt Scope: Program The Urban Signage Workshop, organized and led by CLUSTER, Ahmad Saqfalheit, and Alaa El-Hadidy, aims to support the local neighborhood of Ard al-Liwa through a pilot project to design and implement new signage for a set of stores, workshops as well…

SOUND MAPPING EXHIBITION

ProgramsSOUND MAPPING EXHIBITIONYear: 2022 Location: ALFABRIKA and ALGAMALON, Ard al-Liwa Partners: for Cities and GIS Friends Scope: Urban Sound Exhibition CLUSTER is pleased to announce the opening of the “Sound Mapping” exhibition, displaying the outcome of a five-day workshop held between the 25th to the 30th of July 2022 at ALFABRIKA in Ard al-Liwa. Both…

MANSOURA COSMOPOLITAN HERITAGE EXHIBITION

ProgramsWatch Video MANSOURA COSMOPOLITAN HERITAGE EXHIBITIONYear: 2022 Location: Andrea Cafe, Mansoura Funders: EU and EUNIC Scope: Tangible and Intangible Heritage Exhibition Check below for Arabic text It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of Mansoura Cosmopolitan Heritage Exhibition curated and designed by CLUSTER between the 11th and the 28th of February 2022 at…

INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN SHUTTERS WORKSHOP

ProgramsWatch Video INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN SHUTTERS WORKSHOPYear: 2021 Location: Ard al-Liwa Scope: Workshops Cairo, as most cities in the Global South, is largely produced informally, posing questions about the role of architects and  designers in shaping their cities. The project aims at bringing together architects, designers and art students along with craftspeople and artisans,…

INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN GREEN WORKSHOP

ProgramsWatch Video INFORMALITY AS CREATIVITY: URBAN GREEN WORKSHOPYear: 2021 Location: Ard al-Liwa Scope: Workshops Cairo, as most cities in the Global South, is largely produced informally, posing questions about the role of architects and  designers in shaping their cities. The project aims at bringing together architects, designers and art students along with craftspeople and artisans,…