Posts Tagged ‘Downtown’

Zawya MIF Cinema Cairo

Zawya cinema: Six months of essential art house

Ahram Online looks at the ups and downs of the downtown Cairo cinema over the last half year —- For cinephiles, Cairo is not necessarily the best of cities. Cinemas only feature Hollywood blockbusters and seasonal Egyptian productions that rarely offer anything authentic. Cairo’s independent culture spaces hold one-off screenings and small scale festivals which […]

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Passageways redefined: Investigating Downtown Cairo’s in-betweens

Egyptian and Danish artists and architects gathered for four days to present intervention concepts for two pedestrian passageways in Downtown Cairo, raising further questions on the cracks between structures — Published in Ahram Online. ———- Eight young Egyptian and Danish architects and artists came together for four days through the Cairo Downtown Passages workshop, closely […]

Walls Downtown Cairo

VIDEO: Egypt’s authorities remove downtown walls after two years

On Wednesday 5th February police and military personnel bring down the large security wall blocking Qasr El Aini street, a major thoroughfare into Tahrir Square. The wall was erected in late 2011 to prevent protesters from gaining access to the nearby interior ministry’s headquarters and the buildings housing Egypt’s upper house of parliament and cabinet […]

Cairobserver Print

Cairobserver’s second print edition resumes conversation on city life

The crowdfunded second print edition of Cairobserver features pieces on urban development and culture with a focus on popular initiatives to make living in the capital a healthier experience — Published in Ahram Online. ————- Cairobserver, a high quality blog on the urban development of Cairo and city life in general, has published its second […]

Downtown Cairo Viennoise Mahmoud Bassiouny

Downtown Cairo’s urban regeneration looks to its artists

Downtown Cairo’s urban heritage is undeniable, but with decades of deterioration, can artists play a meaningful role in its regeneration? — Published in Ahram Online. —— The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) starting this weekend is not merely an opportunity to catch a few shows and indulge in culture from all over the world, but […]

D-CAF, Invisible Hands, Cairo, Downtown

Cairo’s biggest arts festival to start this week

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) brings theatre performances, music, film, digital visual art and workshops to Cairo between 4 and 28 April — Published in Ahram Online. ——- In its second edition, the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) takes over downtown Cairo during April for a month of events across multiple disciplines.D-CAF this year brings […]