Morocco 2011

Not-So-Underground Economy

Not-So-Underground Economy

Each time a bee dies in my tea, Atef scoops it out with the back of a spoon.  Once he’s […]

Jun 25, 2011
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Filming Imanaren

Filming Imanaren

On Monday, we recorded Imanaren front man Hassan Wargui playing solo at our home base in Casablanca.  This evening, we […]

Jun 24, 2011
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Rural-Urban Refuse

Rural-Urban Refuse

Municipal solid waste management – urban planners’ term of art for dealing with everyone’s trash – is a wildly complex […]

Jun 21, 2011
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BD does Cervantes

BD does Cervantes

Next week we have three activities planned at the Casablanca Cervantes Institute (the international Spanish cultural institution, right around the […]

Jun 16, 2011
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Traducción , Traduction, ترجمة

Traducción , Traduction, ترجمة

Translation is no joke. Somehow, it’s the fundamental activity of our project. But #realtalk, of our eight person team, only […]

Jun 16, 2011
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geography : lunch

geography : lunch

The city by lunch joints: a typography.  In those areas with large Parisian-style avenues, uniform rows of five storey buildings […]

Jun 15, 2011
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CHAABI QUEENS AND MONUMENTAL MOSQUES

CHAABI QUEENS AND MONUMENTAL MOSQUES

[Casablanca, park near Ave. Mohammed VI, photo by John Francis Peters for The Fader] Head over to The Fader to […]

Jun 15, 2011
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Louis Vuitton Babouches

Louis Vuitton Babouches

This is a babouche. These are babouches. Babouches are traditional Moroccan slippers made from supple leather.  They come in a […]

Jun 15, 2011
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A brief history of Casa / Back-pocket Medina recordings

A brief history of Casa / Back-pocket Medina recordings

Like so many ports in Africa, Casablanca is a post-colonial palimpsest. To a casual visitor, it looks like a single city: blockish off-white buildings in the center, shanty towns at the periphery, satellite dishes everywhere.

Jun 15, 2011
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Colin McSwiggen

Colin McSwiggen

Colin McSwiggen is a DJ, writer, and design activist based in London, where he is pursuing an MA at the […]

Jun 14, 2011
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