USW Cairo: Lighting Cairo


USW Cairo: Ramadan lights is a project for the design and construction of low cost prototypes to activate public spaces in the city of Cairo.

The prototypes were constructed during a workshop with young Egyptian professionals, mostly architects and urban artists.

After design and construction, the prototypes were set up in two urban environments in order to test the feasibility, performance and interaction of the constructed objects with public space (both people and environment).

Cairo, Egypt, Africa. From 15th June to 8th July 2012.


Special thanks to:

Elvira Giráldez (Elnamla asociation)
Ruth Jurado (Elnamla asociation)
Omar Nagati (CLUSTER studio)

More information:

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Funded by:

Spanish Embassy in Egypt