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Cairo Modern installed at the Center for Architecture
Photo: Asya Gorovits.
3/11/22, 5:30pm - 7pm
Location
Center for Architecture

Join this special live conversation to celebrate the close of Cairo ModernCairo Modern showcases works by Egyptian modernists from the 1920s to the 1970s, half a century of rich architectural production that complicate our present understanding of global modernism. The exhibition introduces audiences to key architects from the period such as Sayed Karim (pictured) as well as examples of their works commissioned by the state and the city’s burgeoning bourgeoisie. Modernism in Cairo reflected the aspirations of the new classes that formed after Egypt’s 1919 Revolution who embraced the Modernist house or apartment as the materialization of new notions of class, identity, and modernity.

The exhibition accompanies the publication of Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide, the first comprehensive survey of the city’s modern constructions including 226 buildings in 17 geographic areas built from 1900 to the present.

Speakers:
Mohamed Elshahed, Independent Curator; Author, Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide
Rami Abou-Khalil, Cairo Modern Exhibition Designer and Architect

This event is offered in person; proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (for attendees ages 5 and up) with photo ID for adults is required to attend. Beverages will be served. Face masks are required for visitors ages 2-5, and optional for those vaccinated. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Organized by
Center for Architecture and afrika
Cairo Modern installed at the Center for Architecture
Photo: Asya Gorovits.
3/11/22, 5:30pm - 7pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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