Cultural Initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East
Co-Writing Lab in Cairo took place from 1 to 3 April 2017, bringing together more than 40 active organizations and cultural operators in the Arab World. Organized by Mahatat for contemporary art, this initiative aims at bringing the community of cultural stakeholders and activists who work in public spaces. The idea was to gather experts and knowledge from the Arab World with a view to creating an information platform on the practices and movements of the artistic communities. In addition to co-writing workshops, to which KLF was invited, a conference-debate on networking and its tools was held in the Greek Campus (The American University in Cairo). The panel participants included: Stephane Segreto-Aguilar from Art Cena (France), Angus MacKechnie Out Door Arts (Great Britain) and Soumaya Gharsallah-Hizem from Kamel Lazaar Foundation.