Event: Manar Moursi | Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo
In partnership with SAVAC and the Women and Gender Studies Institute, CDCC is pleased to co-present a talk given by Manar Moursi, as part of the release of her recently launched book, Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo, co-authored with David Puig.
October 18, 2016 from 6–8 pm
Artscape Youngplace, Suite 108
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
There will be a limited number of books available for purchase and signing after the talk, also available for purchase online via the CDCC Shop.
About the Artist
Manar Moursi’s work spans the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and art. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s undergraduate program of architecture, Manar also holds a dual Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Policy from Princeton University. In 2011 she founded Studio Meem an interdisciplinary design and research studio. In addition to her practice with Studio Meem, Manar publishes regularly, participates in art exhibitions and teaches. Her writings on urban issues have appeared in Domus, Thresholds, Lunch, Mada, Cairobserver, the Funambulist and Egypt Independent. In addition to Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo, Moursi has also published book chapters in Tokyo Totem (Flick Studio, 2015) and in the forthcoming second volume of Modern Architecture in Kuwait (Niggli, 2016).
About the Book:
Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo is a book by Manar Moursi and David Puig, co-published by Onomatopee (Eindhoven) and Kotob Khan (Cairo) in 2015. It is an intimate portrait of the capital of Egypt seen from its sidewalk street chairs and the thousands of people who occupy them. These far from perfect, used chairs, which populate Cairo’s sidewalks, speak of the city from below. Acting at times as zoom and as wide-angle lenses, the street chairs are used in this book as tools to explore intimate details and collective aspects of the city.