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Published: 20 Jun, 2018

Architecture students exhibit visions of Garbage City in Cairo

NEWS The project work in the garbage collecting community in Mokattam Village, Cairo became a head-on collision between two cultures. Now the students in year three at the Umeå School of Architecture exhibits their ideas on a better society for the residents of Mokattam Village.

Mokattam VillageDuring the autumn students from year 3 at Umeå School of Architecture has been working to develop proposals for a sustainable improvement in the area Mokattam Village in Cairo. The area is a so called informal residential area in central Cairo, where the inhabitants live to collect, sort and recycle the city's garbage.

During fall the students spent four weeks in Cairo, where they examined the physical urban environment as well as the social and economic aspects of the society. The investigations have resulted in a variety of architectural proposals displayed at the Umeå School of Architecture, where the exhibition is shown before leaving Sweden for Cairo and Mokattam Village.

The exhibition opens on Friday, February 3 at 16:30 and is open Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00 until 10 February.
The exhibition also displays projects from year 1 and 4. 


Mette Harder Tel. 090 7869076

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Editor: Tina Andersson