Organised with the support of the European Union's Creative Europe programme, the project Alexandria: (Re)activating Common Urban Imaginaries (ALEX) aims to take a fresh look at the relation between arts, heritage and urban life in the Mediterranean and in Europe, through the prism of the antic and modern cities of Alexandria, their creativity and cosmopolitanism.
To do so, it relies on several tools shedding new lights on both Ptolemaic Alexandria and contemporary creativity: the setting up of nomadic artistic residencies between Egypt and Europe, the co-production of exhibitions in the cities of Marseille and Brussels, and Europe-wide forums and showcases staging contemporary creations in both northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean.
Mucem – Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, Marseille (France).
Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgium).
Royal Museum of Mariemont (Belgium).
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (Italy).
Onassis Stegi, Athens (Greece).
Leiden University, Leiden (the Netherlands).
Undo Point Centre of Contemporary Art, Nicosia (Cyprus).