Different social classes in Cairo are living within the same areas and by looking over the urban map of Cairo, we can see that it is composed of formal and informal districts. Informal districts, with little urban planning represent the majority of the population in Cairo. Lately, the government and certain classes, predominantly the middle class, think that these informal communities or districts should be moved out of the city and be replaced by proper buildings and urban planning. Moreover, they consider the people of these communities as criminals and treat them accordingly.
These areas inspired Omnia Khalil to present real facts about the communities through an exhibition where she presents videos about people from these districts.
'That's why I want to defend the existence of the informal areas. The solution is through community action planning. We are not the only country in the world where little urban planning is everywhere, we don't need to create solutions' says Omnia.
The exhibition opens on Saturday July 7 at 7:00 PM and will go on till Thursday July 19, 2012 at the Awan Contemporary Art Space - 4 Huda Sha'arawi Street (off Talaat Harb St.) - Downtown