Re-imaging the Periphery: The Reproduction of Space in Cairo

Gehan Selim

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    This chapter examines Cairo’s path towards reassembling a modern spatial order in one of its oldest quarters, Bulaq Abul Ela, and the implications of this on the spatial experience of its inhabitants. The ambitions of space reproduction in Cairo are revealed during the attempt to engender a debate as to how this vision affected Bulaq’s riverfront zone as its periphery; how it was spatialised and to what extent the planners’ conception of urban space actually responded to the people’s needs when creating a new spatial reality. It uncovers the peripheral/central position that residents assume with regards to their living spaces to reveal new meanings, images, stories and places to replace the increasingly undesirable authentic fabric of Bulaq.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPeripheries
    EditorsR. Morrow, M. G. Abdelmonem
    Pages159 - 172
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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    Chapter Number: 10


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