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Open to the public:
Sunday - Wednesday
10 am : 4 pm
+2 23907435

 Cairo, Egypt
9 Abd El-Azeem Basha Rashid, Agouza, Giza



CLUSTER — Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research —is a platform for urban research, art and design initiatives in downtown Cairo.


CLUSTER aims at establishing a space for critical urban discourse and design practice, with a particular focus on public space ands urban informality. CLUSTER's practice involves four sets of activities: architecture and urban design; research and mapping; networking events, web-platforms and public programs; and workshops and trainings.




Cairo Urban Resource Library (CURL) is a dedicated library collection housed at CLUSTER. CURL is a focused Architecture/Urbanism collection within the context of an interdisciplinary library, including books, maps, and technical reports related to:



  • Architecture Design and Theory
  • Architecture History
  • Art Catalogues and Brochures
  • Art History and Theory
  • Cairo Modern Urbanism
  • Egypt History / Architecture
  • Egypt History General
  • Egypt Urbanism and Geography
  • History General
  • History of Thoughts
  • Islamic Art, Architecture, and Urbanism
  • Academic Theses and Dissertations
  • Middle East / Islamic Studies
  • Nonfiction Magazines
  • References / Dictionaries
  • Reports
  • Social Theory and Criticism
  • Urban Theory and History
  • Vernacular Architecture / Informal Urbanism