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From Mahfouz to Mohamed Khan: On two of CLUSTER’s downtown tours

As part of its recent Creative Cities conference hosted by the American University in Cairo, CLUSTER organized six tours, each looking at downtown Cairo through a different lens — including biking, photography, architecture and passageways. Here is Rowan El Shimi with a video on the cinema tour, and Lara El Gibaly with a written account of the literary tour. — Published on Mada […]

DCAF urban visions

Public art in private spaces: D-CAF’s Urban Visions

The fourth run of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) kicked off last Thursday. For three weeks, on an annual basis, the city center is transformed into a network of spaces presenting multidisciplinary arts from various corners of the world. — Published on Mada Masr. This includes, an art exhibition, performances, films, music and, perhaps […]

Kodak Passageway Downtown Cairo

Downtown in-betweens engage in urban development dialogue

Like many others, architect and urban planner Omar Nagati has a fascination with downtown Cairo. He feels at home there despite not being a native of the area. Its social heterogeneity, cultural diversity and elaborate history always made him go out in it, take part in its culture scene and even set up his office […]