Programs

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…

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…

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,…

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…

CREATIVITY IN ACTION: RESTORING SIGNAGE TRADITIONS

ProgramsWatch Video CREATIVITY IN ACTION: RESTORING SIGNAGE TRADITIONSYear: 2021 Location: Mansoura Scope: Workshops As part of the Creativity in Action project supported by Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) to promote creative and social enterprises, CLUSTER’s ALFABRIKA carried out its second workshop “Restoring Signage Traditions” in Mansoura on Feb 4th- 6th 2021. In collaboration with…

CREATIVITY IN ACTION: ENHANCING VISUAL IDENTITY

ProgramsWatch Video CREATVITY IN ACTION: ENHANCING VISUAL IDENTITYYear: 2020 Location: Ard al-Liwa Scope: Workshops As part of the Creativity in Action project supported by Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) to promote creative and social enterprises, and in partnership with DUCO, CLUSTER’s ALFABRIKA carried out its first Urban Shutters workshop on December 25th- 27th 2020.…

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…