Cairo, a wet city in flux

Egypt’s first dose of cold weather makes for an unusual sight: Stepping out of my gate, the street in all directions is flooded, and what is on my doorstep is not even the worst as a short outing into Mohandeseen teaches me. The outskirts are even reported to have had a dusting of hail and snow.

This city keeps surprising me. And not only its weather. Just came across this publication from Cluster, about their Archiving the City in Flux research project. An absolutely fascinating booklet that is accessible on the web:

I love this kind of curiosity, the non-judgemental approach, the taking reality for what it is, and the respect given to normal, mostly poor, some desperately poor citizens without glorifying the subalterns.

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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