In the City

And that's a wrap! After almost a year of preparations, a private view with over 300+ visitors, and close to three months of exhibition time, In the City closed last week. A big thank you to every participant, volunteers/staff, and of course, everyone who came out to visit the exhibition and contribute to its success.

Photography Maria Portugal

Designer Talk: Ibraheem Youssef

Sunday 29 September 2013 | Doors 18.30 | Talk starts at 19.00

P21 Gallery | 21 Chalton St, NW1 1JD, London | Tube: Euston, King's Cross/St. Pancras

Please join us on Sunday evening for a talk by designer Ibraheem Youssef, whose work is part of the In the City exhibition. Ibraheem will be discussing his practice, thought process and of course, design! The talk will be followed by a Q&A.


Ibraheem Youssef is an Egyptian/Canadian designer/illustrator currently based in Boston. He creates internationally recognised, thought provoking creative experiences that live around the globe. He studied at the College of Fine Arts in Zamalek, and the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. Ibraheem strives on collaboration and is driven by obsession - a trait , alongside curiosity and perfectionism, which are found in his craft and production. His artwork has been featured in press from around the globe, in publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, Der Speigel, El País, Universal/NBC, Wired Magazine and many more. His work has been exhibited Bad Dads, San Francisco (2010), Is this thing on?  at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (2010), Profilers at Gallery KOP in Breda (2011), Cairo 20x20 at The Mascot in Toronto (2011), The Gang is all here at Bottleneck Gallery in New York City (2012), the Electronic Arts Deadspace3 show at LDBAVLFDM  in Paris (2013) and more.

In the City | Private View

Graphic Design & Sound Art Exhibition

25 September 2013 | 18.30-20.30

design_atelier_ and P21 Gallery are excited to present In the Cityan absorbing graphic design and sound art exhibition which provides a rare glimpse into four Arab cities. Hosted at P21 Gallery, the exhibition will be a first of its kind in London to showcase a series of commissioned and pre-existing works from an eclectic line up of established and emerging Arab designers, illustrators, video, and sound artists. In the City transports the audience through four enigmatic, but overlooked Arab cities - Alexandria, Algiers, Baghdad and Nablus - by recapturing and reimagining elements of those cities. The collection explores each city’s panorama through their streets, landmarks, people, signage, and sounds. Every room contains elements borrowed from the city it represents, forming a variety of installations that will entice interaction between the audience and the work.

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The exhibition is supported by the Arab British Centre, the Iraqi Cultural Centre, and Baghdad Capital of Culture 2013In the City will include an extensive public programme of talks and events. Details at

Visitor information: Exhibition continue 26 September-15 December 2013 | Open Wednesday-Sunday 12.00-18.00 | Closed 16 & 17 October

Location: 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD | Nearest underground: King’s Cross/St. Pancras and Euston Station | Tel: 020 7121 6190 | Web:

Press information: Safa Sharifi | | 075 8888 7113

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In The City is a collaborative graphic design and sound art exhibition organised by design_atelier_  and P21 Gallery. The exhibition opens on 26 September at London's P21 Gallery.

Participants: design_atelier_, Sherif Adel, Yusef Alahmad, Nora Aly, Mohamed Nabil Labib, Wael Morcos, Maajoun, Nayzak, Nour Tabet, Ghada Wali, Ibraheem Youssef, and Mohammed Zakaria 

In the City is supported by the Arab British Centre, the Iraqi Cultural Centre, and Baghdad Capital of Culture 2013.

Stay tuned to this website for more information regarding exhibition related events.

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