Maïa Sinno / Sorbonne University and CEDEJ: The ‘Gulfization’ of the Cairo Downtown ‘Corniche’ behind Differentiating Social Practices?

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November 25, 2013

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Silvana Doant, « Maïa Sinno / Sorbonne University and CEDEJ: The ‘Gulfization’ of the Cairo Downtown ‘Corniche’ behind Differentiating Social Practices? », DiverCities, ID : 10670/1.mk1z3m


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Saturday, 14 December 2013, Panel III: Open Air Spaces of Gathering, 14.00-16.15 @ Mansion This study focuses on the case of Cairo’s downtown corniche, which was originally designed as an urban showcase of Cairo, influenced by the perception of the Gulf countries way of life. Over the last decades the Cairo downtown cornice gradually became one of the favourite gathering places of the popular social layers. Taking an evening walk on the cornice constitutes a way to take ownership of a space w...

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