An open studio which was situated in a storefront in West Ridge/West Rogers Park on Chicago's North Side. The storefront enabled various points of encounter with people in the neighborhood. The use of the name Studio haret el yahoud, including the transliteration of the Arabic name of the Jewish neighborhood in Cairo, grounded the project between Chicago and Cairo and between the contentious present-day and the distant, presumably more tolerant, past. More on the neighborhood here.
California at Lunt, May 2008