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TALKS

The TALKS are part of the Artists’ Lab but they are open to family, friends, and the public interested to discuss the impact of the digital transformation in society and art. 19 September 2020 | 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm TALK: Digital Art in Public Space 24 September 2020 | 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm […]

Coffee Culture

ppp In Tunisian coffee is not just a simple drink, which you quickly pick up and drink while running to the next meeting. There is no room for hasts and stress. Unlike the global “to go” trend in Tunisian you still take your coffee sitting down, sip by sip, give vent to one’s thoughts or share […]

Bir Lahjar

40, rue du Pascha, Medina of Tunis Photos: wikipedia.com   GOOD TO KNOW The Ottoman influence: The Beylik of Tunis (1534-1705-1881/1957) The first Ottoman conquest of Tunis took place in 1534. It wasn’t until the final Ottoman reconquest of Tunis in 1574 that the Turks permanently acquired the former Hafsid Tunisia, retaining it until the […]

Zaouia Sidi Brahim Riahi

Address: 11, Rue Sidi Brahim Riahi, between Dar Lasram and the Hafsia square Photos: Issam Barhoumi, Brahim Guedich, Annie Noelle, Noomen9 / wikimedia.com The building was achieved in 1850, its style meshes Andalusian, Mahgrebian, and Turkish elements. In 1878 the decoration of the dome was enhanced by master sculptors from Morocco. Sidi Brahim Riahi (1766-1850) […]

Kheireddine Palace

Photos:Wikipédia.org HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Khaireddine Palace, or as it is called nowadays, The Museum of Tunis-or The City Museum-, is a historical monument in the middle of the medina. After the departure of Khaireddine Pacha to Costantipole following the beginning of the French Mandate in Tunisia, the palace served as Tunisia’s high court( Tribunal-fr), hence the […]

Dar El Monastiri

9, rue El Monastiri, Medina of Tunis Photos: cnc.inp.tn / Wikipedia Dar el Monastiri, built in the 19th century under the reign of Mahmoud Bey ( 1814 – 1824 ) by his son Prince Hussein, and then gifted to M’hamed El Monastiri, a prominent trader in chechias (traditional felt caps) is a historical dwelling in […]

Dar el Jaziri

Address: 29 Tribunal Street Dar El Jaziri was one of the residences of the Jaziri family, a wealthy family of landowners, between the 12th and 18th centuries, located on Tribunal Street. It is known for having hosted the second congress of the Neo-Destour party in 1937. Secret meetings were held in the grand yards of […]

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