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…

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…

PROTOTYPE CITY: ALONG THE LINE

DesignFacebook PageInstagram PageWatch Video PROTOTYPE CITY: ALONG THE LINEWon the Cairo Design Award 2024 in the Architecture and Landscape CategoryYear: 2022 Location: Agouza, Giza Client: British Council Scope: Design and Implementation The Along-the-Line project is designed and implemented by CLUSTER, with the support of the British Council in Egypt as part of “Prototype City;” an…

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…