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Learning from Casablanca

‘Learning from Casablanca’ in the Cathedral of Casablanca in Morocco as part of the ArchiAfrika ‘African Perspectives’ Conference.

The ‘Learning from Casablanca’ research project has its focus on the urban, architectural and socio-geographical analysis of two modernist neighbourhoods in Casablanca and aims at surfacing what motivations, decisions and reasons lay behind the self-organised developments in these areas.

The spatial structure in Casablanca has been considerably transformed and appropriated by the inhabitants over time to respond to the requirements and aspirations of everyday life. The neighbourhoods Hay Hassani and Hay Mohammadi are highly interesting cases as they went through substantial changes since their constructions between 1950 and 1962, initiated by its residents.

The exhibition took place: November 2011

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