Casablanca’s East Coast: An Ecosystem Revisited

Team L'Usine Culturale
Photo by Nadir Houboub
Casablanca’s East Coast: An Ecosystem Revisited
Grantee 
Team L’usine Culturale
Focus
Youth Empowerment
Mapping a community experiencing displacement

This team explored the coastal village of Sidi Abdellah Belhaj. This community, which has relied for generations on the sea for its sustenance and culture, is being separated from the water — first, by the construction of a wall and a highway, and eventually by their displacement to another location. Through interviews with community members, the team collected qualitative and quantitative data on marine life, fishing practices, health practices, craft, topographical features, and idioms. The team proposed the creation of a cart to replicate this research and produced a multilayered map of the collected data.

Participating Artists 
  • Amine Krafi
  • Taha Azal
  • Loubna El Ghallab

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