VeryNile CLUSTER Tajreeda Exhibition

TAJREEDA EXHIBITION – PALM REEDS CRAFTS

ProgramsTAJREEDA EXHIBITION – PALM REEDS CRAFTSYear: 2024 Location: VeryNile, Cairo Scope: Product Design and Manufacture Exhibition As part of Bridging Inequality through Creative Economy in Informal Areas (BICEIA), this project aimed to integrate the designers and manufacturers in Cairo’s formal economy with the artisans and craftspeople in the informal economy by fostering collaborations that develop…

Kaweela Exhibition

KAWEELA EXHIBITION – CARPENTRY METALWORK FURNITURE DESIGN

ProgramsWatch Video KAWEELA EXHIBITION – CARPENTRY METALWORK FURNITURE DESIGNYear: 2024 Location: Egypt Designers School, Cairo Scope: Product Design and Manufacture Exhibition As part of Bridging Inequality through Creative Economy in Informal Areas (BICEIA), this project aimed to integrate the designers and manufacturers in Cairo’s formal economy with the artisans and craftspeople in the informal economy.…

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

Digital PlatformsCLUSTER MAPPING INITIATIVEYear: 2024 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 CLUSTER Mapping Initiative documents and analyzes tangible and intangible urban elements, and seeks to…

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…

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN EGYPT

ResearchCONTEXTUALIZING CREATIVITY, RECOGNIZING INFORMALITY: ON CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN EGYPTYear: 2023 Location: Cairo, Egypt Scope: Research Client: British Council While the definition of “creative industries” remains elusive, this study attempts to articulate a local scope of its sub-sectors through historicizing and contextualizing its various categories. Currently organized under different ministries and state authorities, creative industries in…

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…

ALONG THE LINE: ART, CULTURE & PLAY

ProgramsWatch Video ALONG THE LINE: ART, CULTURE & PLAYWon the Cairo Design Award 2024 in the Architecture and Landscape CategoryYear: 2023 Location: Giza, Egypt Scope: Program The opening of the Along-the-Line was planned around a series of events/ activities that would unleash the full potential of the project elements and set example to the park’s…

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…