Dina El Wedidi

Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center is very pleased to invite you to the Treasured Trash Festival. The Festival will take place on Monday June 23rd, 2014 starting 5:00 PM featuring Dina el Wedidi, El Khayal El Shaby street performance group and many exciting activities

Treasured Trash is a 12 months community development project through artistic recycling planned and implemented by Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center. Treasured Trash is supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation and Arts Collaboratory

Treasured Trash addresses the perception of trash, its possible value and the role of recycled art as both an active agent and a source of inspiration for the participating community. The project is a reconceptualization of what trash is, what is truly wasted, how we can deal with it as a community and transform it into something of value and beauty. Through 5 income generating workshops and 4 community engagement workshops, the community has been engaged in discussions on the concept of “trash” and received free trainings in recycling art by artists from Egypt and abroad


Bazaar –
Recycled Arts & Crafts Bazaar – bazaar for products made out of recycled materials from those who received training from NGOs and expert individuals.
If you would like to participate in the bazaar, please visit the call for participation event: https://www.facebook.com/events/662020770536588/

Open Mic –
Kiddo Mashrou3 AlMareekh – open mic event for children offering them a space to express thmesleves

Music and Street Performances –

El Khayal el Shaby Street Performance Group
Dina el Wedidi

Exhibition & Art Installations –

Opening of a photography exhibition and a film about the 9 Treasured Trash workshops that took place with, for and in the community in Fustat and Kum Ghourab. At the end of the exhibition, the participants – women, youth and disabled of the community- will be invited to take their own pictures

Presentation of Luzinterruptus artistic installation
made out of plastic bags and lights

The Festival is a way to raise awareness about the protection of the environment and waste management. This is also a great opportunity to support the Fustat community where Darb 1718 is located

Free admission