Book Launch Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs Of Cairo

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Join us for the the Toronto launch of Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo, a book by Manar Moursi and David Puig, co-published by Onomatopee (Eindhoven) and Kotob Khan (Cairo) in 2015.

The authors will be present. Readings and a short talk will occur at 15:00

Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo 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.

More information can be found here: https://artmetropole.com/events/sidewalk-salon

**Art Metropole is a main floor storefront accessible by a small ramp. Bathrooms are located at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Please contact us if you have specific requests or inquiries.**

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. In 2013, she collaborated with nine artists on a series of public art installations in Cairo entitled the “Wonder Box”. Her writings on urban issues have appeared in Domus, Thresholds, Lunch, Mada, Cairobserver, the Funambulist and Egypt Independent. 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).

David Puig is a diplomat, translator and publisher from the Dominican Republic. He has worked in France, India and Egypt. In 2010, he launched Ediciones de a Poco, a publishing house focused on contemporary literature and art books from the Caribbean region. He has co-authored with Manar Moursi Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo (Onomatopee/Kotob Khan, 2015). David’s published translations to Spanish include the novel Les dollars des sables by Jean-Noel Pancrazi. He has recently edited the photo book Flow Tropical by Maurice Sánchez (Ediciones De a Poco, 2015) and a collection of four publications which include the work of contemporary photographers in the Dominican Republic (Ediciones De a Poco, 2016).
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