This publication follows on the very first journey of Circostrada to Egypt, which took place between Cairo and Alexandria in April 2017, with the aim of meeting two new members settled in the region: Mahatat for Contemporary Art and I-Act. This experience offered, among other things, a privilege space for dialogue and reflection on the state and shape of artistic creation in Egypt, as well as a valuable insight into the local cultural scene and its actors, in the context of a Co-writing lab hosted and led by Mahatat. This gathering laid the foundations of a new cycle of meetings introduced by the network entitled KAHWA, which will focus on the artistic creation in the Mediterranean region and which will be dedicated to professionals working in the public space.


City Shadows

City Shadows developed a research and prototype project in order to assess how abandoned spaces can be transformed through the arts.

Culture Puncture

A toolkit for cultural operators to interact with their neighbourhood and identify public spaces for cultural interventions.

Wonderbox Manual

A manual on how to make your own version of the Wonder Box – which is a ‘Nickelodeon’, an old form of peepshow machine for the cinema, transformed through contemporary practices.

Face to Face: Social Media are Older than the Internet

A documentation of a community art project in Damietta | November 2012 to September 2013.


Shaware3na Documentation

This publication is the documentation of the art in public space project Shaware3na that was presented by Mahatat for contemporary art from January to June 2012 in Cairo and Giza, Egypt. Images and short texts will give readers an idea about the different projects that took place under the umbrella of Shaware3na. Inside the magazine will be found a small newspaper, which is the outcome of an open space conference on the topic “Accessibility of art in Egypt through art in public space and community art”. The conference concluded Shaware3na while hoping to initiate new projects, reflections, and connections.