Darb 1718

Azza Fahmy launches design studio
Fashion

Azza Fahmy launches design studio

In a simple and chic event at Darb 1718 in Fustat, renowned jewelry design company Azza Fahmy celebrated the official…
A retrospective of the artist and martyr does not explain Ahmed Basiony
Art news

A retrospective of the artist and martyr does not explain Ahmed Basiony

I barely knew Ahmed Basiony in person. I only got to meet him casually at exhibition openings around downtown or…
Local environmental festival brings recycling groups closer together
Environment

Local environmental festival brings recycling groups closer together

A group of activists from the Middle East and Denmark attempted to bridge gaps between environmental organizations and the public…
Jazz it up: Musical society seeks to revive a forgotten musical genre
Art news

Jazz it up: Musical society seeks to revive a forgotten musical genre

Many people are not aware of Egypt’s internationally recognized Free Jazz Ensemble, which was active during most of the second…
Enough is enough
Art news

Enough is enough

Sexual harassment has been a long-standing problem in Egypt. But since the street protests broke out last year, women have…
The ‘Lost Gods’ exhibit promises historical insight, but ultimately disappoints
Art news

The ‘Lost Gods’ exhibit promises historical insight, but ultimately disappoints

Visitors to the “Lost Gods” exhibition, currently showing at Darb 1718, are asked to dig through leather baskets of coarse…
Lebanese and Egyptian music sensations perform in Cairo
Art news

Lebanese and Egyptian music sensations perform in Cairo

Upon meeting Lebanese music producer Zeid Hamdan, it’s easy to understand why he is becoming one of the most important…
A parallel vision to reality
Art news

A parallel vision to reality

“In art, the concept of parallelism is very valuable,” says Shady El Noshokaty, the art professor at the American University…
‘Hungry for it’
Art news

‘Hungry for it’

Even before 2011, there had been a growing focus on youth in Egypt; and now with the unfolding revolution, catchy…
Yet another form of ‘resistance’
Art news

Yet another form of ‘resistance’

An exhibition entitled “Resistance" opened Saturday night, celebrating the third anniversary of Darb 1718, an art center in Old Cairo.
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