Our workspace is a very big part of who we are. It is a life-size heart that pumps creativity into and out of us. It is located in Darb 17/18 bloc in Fostat, Old Cairo.
For those of you not familiar with Fostat, it is the very first capital of Ummayd Egypt in year 641.
Where we are is called “Hay El Fakhareen” which means the pottery maker’s neighbourhood, this is where people came to buy their cookware, plates, and all their kitchen pottery needs since 641.
They still make all pottery there up until this day.
The potters are some of the most interesting people to live with, especially if their linage was so clear so far ago on this same spot of land. They carry such an air of grounding and innate wisdom, and we are so lucky to share their air.
In 2008 Darb 17/18 planted its roots there, Darb is one of Egypt’s biggest art centres constantly hosting concerts, film screenings, art exhibitions, and countless workshops. This consequently attracted many other artists to take space in our bloc making it Cairo’s biggest hub for crafts and artists as well as Azza Fahmy Jewellery school.