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Cairo: the Divided City

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mohamed mahmoud in Cairo   The Second Wall Of freedom in Cairo   The 3rd Wall Of Freed...
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The destruction of Memory

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The levelling of buildings and cities has always been an inevitable part of conducting hostilities and has worsened as weaponry has be...
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do we need to invent our Casbah?!

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Algier’s Casbah New York’s Liberty Square near Ground Zero and Wall Street                       Top: Bab al-Wazir histor...
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A citizen of liberty square

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Just like for the recent Egyptian Revolution, the moment of liberation is not so much the achievement (and therefore the termination)...
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عمارة الحواجز...إلى متى؟

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Jersey barriers surround the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 10, 2002. بينما كنت أطالع مجموعة من الصور التى نشرتها فورن بوليسى Foreign P...
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sEE it c0ming!

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For anyone who saw the burning twin towers in Sarajevo, in the summer of 1992, which were attacked by terrorists bent on undermining the mo...
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!ثمانية

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القوات السورية تقتل ثمانية والمحتجون مبتهجون بما حدث في ليبيا ارتفاع حصيلة قتلى غزة في الـ 24 ساعة الماضية إلى 8 اشخاص سبحــ...
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قل هو الرئيس

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لفت نظرى مشهد تبديل صورة محمد حسنى مبارك بعد خلعه و إجباره على التخلى عن منصبه بإطار يحتوى على لفظ الجلالة الله فتذكرت مقولة للمهندس فاضل...
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! الثورة وقانون الإفساد

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Massive informal infill development between the villages of Saft al-Laban and Kafr al-Taharmus: 1977-2000. Note that the irrigation syst...
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TAksIm aL-TAhrIr

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According to his recent presentation, the  Turkish PM is planning to pedestrianize Taksim Square , remove the bus stops,...
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INF0RMAL ReVOLUTI0NARY MeDIA

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Spanish protestors appropriate an advertisment billboard in Madrid, Spain during  the Spanish Revolution 2011 note that sign in Arabic ...
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inf0rmal rEv0lutionary pArliAment

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Puerta del Sol- Madrid - Spain -May 2011 As seen above, in Madrid's very central Plaza del Sol, the people of Spain have camped ...
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History repeats itself

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Robots of Brixton from Kibwe Tavares on Vimeo . Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London's new robot work...
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rE-gEnErating Slums!

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These days a lot of initiatives are beginning to emerge in Egypt especially after the 25th Jan revolution with the aim of "developing ...
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cItIes 0n the m0ve

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Megacities on the move - Sprawl-ville from Forum for the Future on Vimeo . According to David Sims in Understanding Cairo  there are r...
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rEmEmbEr imbAbA

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" but aren't squatters the enemy of the civil society? "  Robert Neuwirth  was asked about his experience in the squatter comm...
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n0 fact0RIES...n0 w0rRIES !

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 a view towards the bosphrus from a Gecekondu called Kazim Karabekir in Sariyer, Istanbul Inspired by Timothy Mitchell's article tit...
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Demolition ....can't happen here!

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The photo above is for Ayazma, a geçekondu or an informal neighborhood founded by migrants to Istanbul around 1980s. In the 2002s the la...
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In search for the missing level

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In Egypt the lack of democracy in the local governance level and refusal to decentralize municipal governance, deepens the gap bet...
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From Organization to Governance: Drawing parallels from Tahrir

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http://workshopsariyer.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/2-konf-2-oturum-ahmad-borham-from-organization-to-governance1.pdf This is a presentation...
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Wise Guys

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Above left is a photo of the famous Bani Hassan tombs of the pharaonic governors of Al-Minya in Egypt and the surrounding upper regio...
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The people from the barrio built the city twice: during the day we built the houses of the well-off. At night and at weekends, with solidarity, we built our own homes, our barrio.

  —Andrés Antillano, resident of Caracas, April 15, 2004