Soap Stories & Borg el Amal
Artists Hala Elkoussy and Lara Baladi, both with roots in Cairo, guided us through this unexpected itinerary. Very different in approach and form, their work is as much about lived urban experience, as it is about its promise. What is it that makes a site specific, unlike any other, and places it on the map? What beauty and hope is there to be found, lodged in the informal architecture of Cairo or in the visual digital trash from a trip to Japan? Which tales and dreams are told by the residents of De Bijlmer? And what are the ultimate tips and skips for dining in Amsterdam Noord?
Hala Elkoussy presented Soap Stories and Lara Baladi showed Borg el Amal.