Alexandria Today Week - " أسبوع " الإسكندرية اليوم

Alexandria Today week is an event taking place in downtown Alexandria between the 19th and the 27th of October. This week is designed to generate a discussion on the city’s image of today. During the tailored program of the week, a selected number of international and local guest speakers, experts, and artists are invited to share their experiences on the city concept with the Alexandrian audiences. 

The week starts with two intensive workshops, at Shelter Art Space, dedicated to young Alexandrians, that will give space to exchange knowledge about the city concept as well as archival film photography techniques and how to apply the acquired knowledge on Alexandria. The one-week event will also highlight artworks of young Alexandrian artists who share their vision of the city today in a collective exhibition at 6 Bab Sharq.

This event is organized by Mohamed Gohar and Léon Dubois with the support of l’Art Rue, co-funded by the EU.


At 6 Bab Sharq,  25 October - 05 November

Curated by Léon Dubois & Mohamed Gohar

Thirteen Alexandrian artists are offering to the Alexandrian scene their own vision of Alexandria today through different mediums such as photography, linocut, sketches, and digital art. Far from the traditional iconography of the nostalgic cosmopolitan city, these artworks offers an image of the city today.

Participating artists:
Abdelrahman Ibrahim ; Ahmed Abdelshafi ; Hager Nasr ; Kirollos Georges ; Laura Wahied ; Mohamed Essam ; Mustapha Ashraf ; Omar Eltahan ; Reem Alaadin ; Raham Ahmed ; Tarek Essam ; Tiana Kader ; Zeina Eldanasoury.


At Shelter Art Space,  19, 20, 22 October

Introduction to film photography & archival research 

By Léon Dubois

This workshop aims to initiate a number of participants to the technique of film photography: how to process a film? How to print a photograph in a darkroom? Part of the workshop will be focusing on archival research: how to work on the archive as material for artistic research but also how to archive our own work as photographers.

Sixteen participants are divided into two groups during three sessions.

Observing the city : Linguistic discourse of urban and architecture

By Mohamed Gohar

This masterclass is designed for both specialists and/or nonspecialists in urban and, architecture field. The main aim is to :

- Understand how the city works

- Reflect on what had shaped Us

- Reflect on who we are today and how the city is changing/shaping us

- Understand how we shape the city in return 

- Communicate information and understanding

Twenty participants during three sessions.


At Anna Lindh Foundation,  25-27 October

Tuesday 25.10.2022

15:30 - 16:00       Welcoming and project introduction by the organizers

16:00 - 17:00       Dr. Maye Yehia (Arab Academy) EN
Reading the urban fabric of Alexandria : A brief history of urban mobility and transportation of the city

17:00 - 17:30       Break

17:30 - 18:30       Dr. Francesco Careri (Roma University) EN
Stalkers & Osservatorio Nomade : Approaching the city through the walks

19:30/ -               Exhibition opening at 6 Bab Sharq

Wednesday 26.10.2022

16:30 - 17:30       Dr. Jordi Ballesta (ENSA-Marseille / photographer)
Athens, a model of urbanity ? - Online

17:30 - 18:00       Break

18:00/19:30         Mr. Ahmed Yassin (Banlastic) EN
 The Alexandrian Plastic

Thursday 27.10.2022

09:00/12:00           Workshop “the sound and the city”
  by Ms. Delphine Monrozies

16:30/17:30            Ms. Delphine Monrozies (ENSA-Marseille) FR/AR
  Marseille, an experience of social interaction in the public space                      

17:30/18:00            Break

18:00/19:00            Closing discussion  FR/AR
Delphine Monrozies & Ahmed Nabil, Alexandrian
      researcher, filmmaker (17 Fouad Street , The City Will
      Pursue You
) and programmer for the modern library
      of Alexandria

Support and partners

This program is co-funded by the E.U. and implemented by L'Art Rue (Tunis) in the framework of All Around Culture program. We would like to thank the participants whom share with us their time and experience as well as our partners Shelter Art Space, 6 Bab Sharq & Anna Lindh Foundation - Von Gerber House.



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