“The mahalla is accordingly a fusion of the urban community and its architecture. ‘Mahalla’, the Arabic word for neighbourhood, originally described an informal community forged by familial, professional and ethnic ties.”


  • Title: Mahalla: Urban Rural Living
  • Creator: curators: Prof. Emanuel Christ, Prof Christoph Gantenbein / adjunt-curator: Victoria Easton / Artists: Carlos Casas, Bas Princen
  • Date Created: 17th Architecture Biennale
  • Location Created: Quarta Tesa, Arsenale, Biennale Architettura, Venezia
  • Physical Dimensions: Horizontal
  • Type: Photo
  • Rights: Art and Culture Development Foundation (credits: Gerda Studio)
  • Medium: digital

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