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Everyday Materials – Stunning Installations, Workshop by Barbara Pfyffer at D-CAF (postponed)


March 26, 2020 till March 29, 2020

Workshop Dates

From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

How can one create great spaces and costumes and be sustainable at the same time? Or combine Egypt’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary approaches of design?

This workshop will explore how to use common and traditional materials in unexpected ways, building bridges from the past to the future. Cairo is a living museum of art and design with thousands of years of human ingenuity on display. Buying materials from local markets will draw participants into this hive of creativity and innovation. Participant’s individual projects will culminate in one big installation, which will include stage lighting. The sessions will be structured around collaborative work, knowledge exchange and discussions about the creative process. Applying contemporary styles in art and design, the group will develop a professional approach and create a personal network for future projects.

400 EGP – Registration is Required

You can register here

  • Thursday 26 March
    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday 27 March
    2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 28 March
    2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 29 March
    3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Barbara Pfyffer:

Swiss scenographer Barbara Pfyffer studied comparative literature at the University of Geneva and stage design at Zurich University of the Arts. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from Bern University and went on to exhibit work at the Musée Pascart in Biel. She completing her theatre design training at the Schauspielhaus Zurich – Switzerland’s most renowned venue for drama theatre. Since then she has worked as an independent stage designer for drama, opera and dance throughout Europe and in Hong Kong. She is a member of two theatre groups – Grenzgänger focuses on contemporary plays, while Rockthebabies specialises in political theatre. Her passion is for creating site specific theatre projects: combining the stories of a unique room with the content of a play and a installative intervention. She has been awarded grants by the Art Council in Lucerne and Pro Helvetia.

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