18.11.2012 — Alexandria Streets Project at TAK

Alexandria Streets Project

There is nothing to see — Lawrence Durell

The „Alexandria Streets Project“ is an audio art project for and about public places in Alexandria (Egypt). The city’s past, present and future are explored and connected acoustically in twenty short audio pieces (arabic/english) about things invisible today: recent political events, historical structures and forgotten encounters as well as stories not yet written. A unique sonic map of Alexandria will be created through interviews, found footage, personal archives and field recordings.

The „Alexandria Streets Project“ can be downloaded from the project’s website and will be broadcast through independent radio stations.

The „Mini Radio Academy“ is another part of the project. The three-day-event will take place in Alexandria and comprises nine workshops. These workshops will be directed by renowned independent Egyptian journalists, young radio makers, and cultural activists. Registration required, admission free.


18 November 2012
Pre-Launch of the „Alexandria Streets Project“ in cooperation with Radio Tram and Spring Lessons, at Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg tak (Berlin)

22 November 2012
Workshop in the framework of the exhibition Right-To-Left, in cooperation with uqbar e.V., at Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin)

29 November 2012
Project Launch Event in public space: 20 audio pieces for walkers in Alexandria, location tba

2 December 2012
Presentation of the „Alexandria Streets Project“ in Cairo, location tba

+ Project Website

For further information please contact: info@alexandria-streets-project.net

The „Alexandria Streets Project“ is organised by: west-östlicher diwan e.V. / arts programme (Berlin) Curated and directed by: Berit Schuck and Julia Tieke In collaboration with: Radio Tram (Alexandria) Other cooperation partners: Agora (Alexandria), Goethe Institut Alexandria (Alexandria), Spring Lessons at tak (Berlin/International), uqbar e.V. (Berlin)
The „Alexandria Streets Project“ is supported by: Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office) / ifa, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations)

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