PROTOTYPE CITY: ALONG THE LINE

DesignFacebook PageInstagram PageWatch Video PROTOTYPE CITY: ALONG THE LINEYear: 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 urban program experimenting with new ideas to promote civic engagement in…

DESIGN THINKING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

ProgramsDESIGN THINKING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONSYear: 2021 Location: Cairo, Egypt and Islamabad, Pakistan Scope: Program Design Thinking for Environmental Solutions aims to research, design and prototype solutions to environmental challenges in cities in the Global South through digital workshops, in collaboration between CLUSTER, Cairo and IEI, Islamabad. The fellowship was open to 1st and 2nd year…

DESIGN COMPETITION: TOWARDS SAFER COMMUTING

ProgramsDESIGN COMPETITION: TOWARDS SAFER COMMUTINGYear: 2020 Location: Ard al-Liwa Scope: Program CLUSTER’s ALFABRIKA launched its first design competition in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent changes and restrictions impacting our social practice and perception of public space. This was a call for creative design solutions to address health and safety concerns in the…

DESIGN, CRAFT, BRAND: SOCIAL FURNITURE WORKSHOP

ProgramsWatch Video DESIGN, CRAFT, BRAND: SOCIAL FURNITURE WORKSHOPYear: 2019 Location: Ard al-Liwa Scope: Workshops This workshop, the fourth under the ‘CLUSTER MAKES’ initiative (a series organized by CLUSTER-ALFABRIKA) has a two-fold goal. It aims to map out small crafts and furniture manufacturing workshops to understand the broader landscape of creative industries in Ard al-Liwa and…

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…

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…

ECOHOUSE

DesignECOHOUSEYear: 2015 Location: Al-Azhar Park, Cairo Client: Embassy of Denmark, State of Green, UN-Habitat Scope: Research, Design and Implementation The question of eco-friendly architecture and sustainable development has been at the center of academic debate, design interventions, and public policies in cities around the world over the past two decades. In Egypt, these questions have…

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…

URBAN SOLID WASTE – WORKSHOP WITH BASURAMA

ProgramsURBAN SOLID WASTE – WORKSHOP WITH BASURAMAYear: 2012 Location: Cairo, Egypt Client: Spanish Embassy Scope: Workshop CLUSTER collaborated with the Spanish Collective Basurama and Elnamla Cultura Resources during the 2012 Ramadan period on an Urban Solid Waste workshop at the Townhouse Gallery. Local architects, urban artists and the zabaleen (traditional trash collecting community) explored the…