Photos of the Exhibition

  • Large informal areas of Greater Cairo in 2008.
  • Informal Areas of Greater Cairo by typology in 2000.
  • Greater Cairo in 2006: extents of the three cities.
  • A street in Shaly (Siwa Oasis)
  • The minaret of the old mosque (Shaly – Siwa Oasis)
  • The old mosque in Shaly and we can see the modern one at the left (Siwa Oasis)
  • Different exterior doors in the buildings (Kom Al Deka – Alexandria)
  • Narrow corridors with gates to close it in the night ( Balat Village – Dakhla Oasis )
  • One of the street – Balat village ( Dakhla Oasis )
  • The mosque in The village square (Al Quasr _ Dakhla Oasis)
  • In side one of the old mosques (Al Quasr _ Dakhla Oasis)
  • The roof with high walls to let them sleep in the night and hide away from the neighbors (Balat Village – Dakhla Oasis)
  • A window with its iron work (Kom Al Deka – Alexandria)
  • A street in Kom Al Deka (Alexandria)
  • The market in Kom Al Deka, a place which Sayed Darwish – the musician born (Alexandria)
  • Fish Market – Kom Al Deka (Alexandria)
  • Old house in Kom Al Deka (Alexandria)
  • A Nubian house with clay bricks, we notice the rectangular opining which helps the fresh air to come inside (Hiesa Island - Nubia- Aswan)
  • A Nubian house with clay bricks (Hiesa Island - Nubia - Aswan)
  • The Oven inside the Court (West Sohail - Nubia - Aswan)

About Photographers

Heterotopias and Civil Society in Architectural Design

In this Exhibition -- "Heterotopias and Civil Society in Architectural Design” – showcases a potpourri of photographs, maps and housing community brochures that offer a critical examination about the built environment along with assumptions about space, and knowledge of place as constructed in built environments around Egypt. Specifically, the growth of Egypt’s urban populations -- its mega and satellite cities makes the nature of the city a pressing moral issue. This resonates with Michel Foucault’s insight that the meaning of space is power – Heterotopias. The organization of space is therefore a particularly powerful discourse. Also, this Exhibit showcases an ongoing collaborative partnership between the Department of Rhetoric and Composition and the AUC Library. This partnership espouses to demonstrate how the ubiquity of archives issues calls to more intentionally engage students in archives—both digital and traditional, while also designing an archival literacy curriculum.