Artist Talk W/ Manar Moursi Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs

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South Asian Visual Arts Centre says
On October 18th, join SAVAC, Critical Distance Centre for Curators and the Women and Gender Studies Institute as we co-present a talk given by Manar Moursi, as part of the release of her co-authored book, Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo, launching at Art Metropole earlier in the month, on October 1st.

October 18, 2016,
6p - 8p

Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
In the Flex Room, Rm 108

There will be a limited amount of books available for purchase and Manar will be signing after the talk.

✦About Manar

Manar Moursi’s work spans the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and art. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s undergraduate program of architecture, Manar also holds a dual Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Policy from Princeton University. In 2011 she founded Studio Meem an interdisciplinary design and research studio.

In addition to her practice with Studio Meem, Manar publishes regularly, participates in art exhibitions and teaches.

Her writings on urban issues have appeared in Domus, Thresholds, Lunch, Mada, Cairobserver, the Funambulist and Egypt Independent. Her book Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo co-authored with David Puig was co-published in Egypt/the Netherlands by Kotob Khan/Onomatopee in 2015. She has also published book chapters in Tokyo Totem (Flick Studio, 2015) and in the forthcoming second volume of Modern Architecture in Kuwait (Niggli, 2016).

✦About the book

Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo is a book by Manar Moursi and David Puig, co-published by Onomatopee (Eindhoven) and Kotob Khan (Cairo) in 2015. The book is an intimate portrait of the capital of Egypt seen from its sidewalk street chairs and the thousands of people who occupy them. These far from perfect, used chairs, which populate Cairo’s sidewalks, speak of the city from below. Acting at times as zoom and as wide-angle lenses, the street chairs are used in this book as tools to explore intimate details and collective aspects of the city.

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By: South Asian Visual Arts Centre