ABOUT

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UNCOMMON is an international book project about place. Texts, photographs, maps, routes, insights and itineraries combine to reveal the codes and constructs of a place, to celebrate and revere the peculiar and the everyday.
UNCOMMON seeks to communicate the multiplicity in the voice of a city. Each edition is devoid of bias and political agenda but rather focused on joy, sorrow, migration, return, metamorphosis and redemption. Established local and international writers, photographers and artists weave in with emerging talents and voices in an attempt to redefine the boundaries of community.
Upcoming editions will explore cities across North Africa and the Middle East. The series will focus on unraveling the potential of the frontier city through engaged voices in attempt to go beyond limited popular representation and restrictive media depictions. These frontiers remain integral to our understanding of cultural and urban history, present and future.

MASTHEAD

Dora Bouhara, Publisher
Emma Mattei, Founding Editor
Jon Banthorpe, Publication Design 
Sharmeen Inayat, Art Director

Chloé Roubert, Associate Editor

 

COMMISSIONING EDITORS

Sharmeen Inayat, Dubai+
Arezki Mellal & Mira Gacem, Alger
Michael Fordham, London
Heba Habib & Isabelle Mayault, Cairo 
Hind Shoufani, Dubai
Erik Nordlander, Stockholm
Emma Mattei & Jon Banthorpe, Malta + Gozo
 
 

CONTRIBUTORS

Mina Abdel Halim
Ebtisam Abdulaziz
Gaar Adams
Hajer Abdul Salem
Huda Abi Fares
Jalal Abuthina
Mouloud Achour
Riad Agsous
Diya Ajit
Chawki Amari
Andrew Alamango
Maartje Alders
Austyn Allison
Farah Al Qasimi
Razan Alzayani
Ahmed Amin
Anoushka Anand
Geoffrey Aquilina Ross
Kurt Arrigo
Brita Åsbrinkl
Alex Atack
Layan Attari
Belkacem Babaci
Mohamed Badr
Sandra Banthorpe
Johan Barrett
Françoise Beauguion
Rebecka Bebben Andersson
Eliot Beer
Sandra Beijer
Joobin Bekhrad
Mohamed El Amine Benali
Asma Benazzouz
Redouane Bendali
Robert Beshara
Chris Bianchi
Elise Billiard
Alan Bishop
Edward Blom
Bruno Blum
Carl Jacob Bohlin
Katarina Bohlin
Luisa Bonello
Linda Bouadma
Walid Bouchouchi
Bruno Boudjelal
Amina Boumazza
Assia Boundaoui
Faysal Bibi
Mattias Bäcklin
Oscar Carlson
Paul Castle
Beverly Castro
Stephen Citrone
Hicham Chadly
Marwan Chahine
Len Chapman
Augusto Comé
Magali Corouge
Dan Crockett
Jimmy Croona
Dana Dajani
Joe Daly
Mekki Damerdji
Tara Darby
Bernadette Deddens
Joe Delvin
Cristiana de Marchi
Louise Dib + Riad H. Abdelouahab
Alice Dietsch
Vikram Divecha
Kjell Doktorow
Frank Dullaghan
Jane Egginton
Gustav Elliot
Hussein El Shafie
Yasser Elsheshtawy
Laura El-Tantawy
Tove Eriksen Hillblom
Wael Eskandar
Reem Falaknaz

 

Norah Farahat
Andrew Farrand
Tamer Fathy
Ameziane Ferhani
Robert Ferry
Tom Fordyce
Mattias Forshage
Stuart Freedman
Tove Freiij
Balazs Gardi
Lamya Gargash
Liam Gauci
Nina Gerada
Dalila Ghodbane
Joshua de Giorgio
Tariq Goddard
Mats Gothnier
Andrew Gow
Alisa Grifo
Julian Grech
Rob Gubiani
Salah Guemriche
Peter Guenzel
Gordon Guillaumier
Viktor Gårdsäter
Nadir Hammou
Ithamar Handelmann Smith
Monica Hanna
François d’ Hautefeuille
Alexander Havelda
Ahmed Hegab
Ella Henderson
Souad Hervé
Danielle Hewitt
Michael Holden
Denise Holloway
Nicolas Holmström
Sam Huntley
Bettina Hutschek
Aziza Iqbal
Jamal Iqbal
Marwan Imam
Layla Iskander
Agri Ismail
Sven Karngård
Basma Djemila Khalfa
Will Kitson
Holly Knowles
Wioletta Kulewska
Lafi
L Moustache
Kristin Larsson
Anne Laurella
Michael Levy
Lotta Lewenhaupt
Billie Lindahl
Inka Lindergård
Emelie Lindgren
Mirjam Linschooten + Sameer Farooq
George Katodrytis
Mohammed Kazem
Sulayman Khalaf
Danna Lorch
Nawal Louerrad
Lindsay Mackenzie
Matthew MacLean
Ahmad Makia
Zineb A.Maïche
Layla Maghribi
Harry Malt
James Manduca
Gabriel Luis Manga
Mark Mangion
Basile Mookherjee
Sacha Maric
Magda Marnel
Sian Martin
Amah-Rose Mcknight-Abrams
Neil Mcquillian
Amina Menia
Beatriz Itzel Cruz Megchun

 

Rael Meyerowitz
Hind Mezaina
Kevin Mitchell
Pascal Mora
Linda Moulai
Maryam Mudhaffar
Ebada Naguib
Anna Nielsen
Xenia Nikolskaya
Johan Nilsson
Virginie Nguyen Hoang
Erik Nordlander
Gillian O’Brian
Catherine Ormerod
Beya Othmani
Josefin Palmgren
Nicholas de Piro
David Pisani
Richard Allenby Pratt
Susanna Prieto Österberg
Fiona Patterson
Sally Prosser
Paul Quant
Alastair Rae
Karim Rahman
Todd Reisz
Juan Roldán Martin
Kuba Ryniewicz
Mariam Saadeldin
Lyes Salem
Edward Said
Nour-eddine Saoudi
Juan Sarquis
Ludwig Schmitz
Liz Seabrook
Mustapha Sellali
Yasmina Sellam Benlemalem
Rosaline Shahnavaz
Cyrus Sharad
Nicholas Simick Arese
Simon Skuteli
Hannah Smith
Mathea Solheim
Mahya Soltani
Natasha J Stallard
Olivia Sterling
Christopher Stocks
Karin Ström
Jenny Söderberg
Nick Tabone
Ali Taheri
Märta Thisner
Tomas Tjajkovski
Amelia Troubridge
Tom Van Malderen
Steph Von Reiswitz
Ali Tollervey
Jørn Tomter
Kamil Tyebally
Johnny Utley
Therese Vandling
May Van Millingen
Peter Vassallo
Raphael Vassallo
Alex Vella Gera
Stephanie von Reiswitz
Franziska von Stenglin
Slavko Vukanovic
Robert Wade
Maja Wadin
Emma Winter
Hands Yalnizoglu + Iason Athanasiadis
Israel Young
Anna Zacharias
John Zada
Nick Zajicek
Joanna Zawadzka
Rewa Zeinati
Tereza Zelenkova
Halim Zenati