EVENT: “Dust and the City” (February 28, 2023, 4-6pm)

We would like to invite you the first NUSE event of 2023! It is part of the NUSE Spring Seminar Series on Urban Ecologies. Aya Nassar will present her research on “Dust on the City” and Jerry C. Zee will discuss. You can attend in person at the CEDEJ or on Zoom: https://cnrs.zoom.us/j/98158034744… Meeting ID: 981 5803 4744Passcode: uk87HA Abstract How can dust be instructive of creative politics and knowledges? This seminar is based on a chapter I am writing...


BOOK DISCUSSION: “We buy everything” (June 30, 2022, 2-4pm)

We would like to invite you to the first book discussion held by the Network of Urban Studies in Egypt (NUSE) on June 30 from 2pm to 4pm via Zoom. Join us as we discuss the book “We buy everything” (Nashtari kul shay’) edited by Yahia Shawkat and Shehab Ismail and published by Dar El-Maraya.


STUDY DAY: Sustainable Cities in the Middle East and North Africa? June 2022

CAREP – CITERES/EMAM is organizing a “study day” to critically interrogate concepts such as sustainable development and sustainable cities in the MENA region. In this context, the study day seeks to combine analyses from the fields of development studies, science and technology studies, critical political ecology and urban geography around the notion of sustainable urban development in the Maghreb and the Middle East. The event will review the elasticity of the concept of sustainable urban development, its appropriation and its...


TRAINING PROGRAM: Understanding City-Making in Egypt (May 27 & 28, and June 3 &4, 2022)

To know what is really happening in cities across Egypt, we should follow the perplexing words of Khaled al-Husseiny, the New Administrative Capital spokesperson: “We have no plan as to how to invest in these buildings, but we will fix them.” Can we think about the city without a plan/map? What are we, practitioners or those who care about the built environment, left within the absence of an urban ‘logic’ that helps us make sense of the daily flows of...


WORK SESSION: Data, sources, and methods for studying the space-class nexus in Egypt

The EgyClass network is holding its second work session on May 23rd 2022 from 2pm to 4pm to discuss “Data, Sources, and Methods for Studying the Space-Class Nexus in Egypt”.   EgyClass is a network of scholars dedicated to studying social classes in Egypt, funded by CNRS and coordinated at CEDEJ by MarieVannetzel. The network conducts research along four axes, each focused on a different dimension of social class. This work session is organized by Axis 2, which is coordinated by...

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: “Imaginaries from a Blackout” – “لوين بتروح الكهربا”, June 2022

Arab Urbanism welcomes original contributions from researchers, journalists, artists, activists, workers and other concerned citizens for a special issue on everyday experiences and encounters with infrastructures of production and social reproduction. Submissions can be in the following forms: Short and provocative commentaries and reviews of books, projects, exhibitions (1500-2000 words); Long essays or translations* (3000-5000 words); Visual submissions (art works, sensory experiences, videos, photographs, and sketches) accompanied by a brief (up to 1000-word descriptive text); Creative writing and literature (fiction,...


CALL FOR PAPERS | African Infrastructure Futures: Urban research, debates and priorities, November 2022

The African Centre for Cities will be hosting a three-day conference entitled African Infrastructural Futures: Urban research, debates and priorities, from 21-23 November 2022 (postponed from 18-20 October). The conference will be structured into two parts: Day 1 will adopt a more traditional academic conference format and Day 2 and 3 will focus on the substance of the policy and practice debates, with a curated programme of panel discussions. The deadline date for abstract submission is 13 May 2022.

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