Cairo Tower and King Kong: Utopia, Nostalgia and Cairo’s archives of pictures

Just came came across the Sunduq El-Dunia interactive website, and fell in love with it.  Partly because what I feel as an archive-anxiety about the history and memory of the city; which is developing in a lot of uncomfortable ways into projects of branding, gentrifying and fetishising the city;  at the same time as access […]

1970s Cairo Calligraphy

One of the many contradictory things happening around downtown Cairo; a while ago there was an exhibition for type fonts of downtown, inspired by old shop signs.. I have chosen one that temporalises it also as a font of the 1970s and 1980s to show here. Its story is featured on bored panda and all details […]

Films on Cairo

Some are individual visions and others are the amateur cultural artifacts of nostalgia. This is a working post, I will keep updating it as they come along.   A resident of the city – أحد سكان المدينة short film from adham elsherif on Vimeo.       Streets of Cairo – Running Free (Directors Cut) […]