On 20 October 2018, the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries and his deputies visited the twinned city of Kairouan, in Tunisia.

During the visit, the Local Democracy Agency (LDA)Tunisia proposed to the municipality of Kairouan to integrate an artistic moment to visit “Dar Bouras”, one of the oldest residences in the heart of the medina, built there more than two centuries and which testifies the beauty of the cultural and local architectural heritage. This house has been transformed by the engaged artist Omor Kraiem in the headquarter of the handicraft house called Ateliers Ouverts.

The LDA chose this meeting place to present its partner association, and the project they are developing together. The project aims to retain traditional crafts and build the capacity of young art students, craftswomen and artisans in the region through trainings and participatory learning. The LDA was asked to support this project in its civic dimension, to allow these artistic ateliers to open to the community and share the values ​​of citizenship.

The LDA sees Heritage as an axis of citizenship, social inclusion and wealth creation for the city’s economy. The LDA’s contribution to the project will focus on raising awareness and involvement of the Municipality and stakeholders in their roles in the preservation and enhancement of heritage, in order to achieve the strategic vision of the city of Kairouan: “an inclusive and diversified city, capitalizing on its cultural heritage”. During this visit, the Mayor and his team discovered the exhibitions of the artist Omor Kraiiem, the products of craftswomen and the creations of young artists in the fields of painting, jewelry, sculptures and tapestry, inspired by tangible and intangible heritage but presenting a young and modern twist, revealing the secrets of a rich heritage that can make the happiness of current and future generations.

This visit was a great opportunity to discover the existing potential and to present a niche of decentralized cooperation that the city could develop as part of its twinning with the city of Strasbourg. Today, the LDA is committed to contributing to the evolution of this project through its multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary approach on the one hand, and on the other hand through its expertise in active citizenship. The involvement of young people and women in the preservation of heritage and the discovery of the potential of the city of Kairouan, classified world heritage by UNESCO since 1988, is a pillar of the intervention of LDA Tunisia.

On 20 October 2018, the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries and his deputies visited the twinned city of Kairouan, in Tunisia.

During the visit, the Local Democracy Agency (LDA)Tunisia proposed to the municipality of Kairouan to integrate an artistic moment to visit “Dar Bouras”, one of the oldest residences in the heart of the medina, built there more than two centuries and which testifies the beauty of the cultural and local architectural heritage. This house has been transformed by the engaged artist Omor Kraiem in the headquarter of the handicraft house called Ateliers Ouverts.

The LDA chose this meeting place to present its partner association, and the project they are developing together. The project aims to retain traditional crafts and build the capacity of young art students, craftswomen and artisans in the region through trainings and participatory learning. The LDA was asked to support this project in its civic dimension, to allow these artistic ateliers to open to the community and share the values ​​of citizenship.

The LDA sees Heritage as an axis of citizenship, social inclusion and wealth creation for the city’s economy. The LDA’s contribution to the project will focus on raising awareness and involvement of the Municipality and stakeholders in their roles in the preservation and enhancement of heritage, in order to achieve the strategic vision of the city of Kairouan: “an inclusive and diversified city, capitalizing on its cultural heritage”. During this visit, the Mayor and his team discovered the exhibitions of the artist Omor Kraiiem, the products of craftswomen and the creations of young artists in the fields of painting, jewelry, sculptures and tapestry, inspired by tangible and intangible heritage but presenting a young and modern twist, revealing the secrets of a rich heritage that can make the happiness of current and future generations.

This visit was a great opportunity to discover the existing potential and to present a niche of decentralized cooperation that the city could develop as part of its twinning with the city of Strasbourg. Today, the LDA is committed to contributing to the evolution of this project through its multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary approach on the one hand, and on the other hand through its expertise in active citizenship. The involvement of young people and women in the preservation of heritage and the discovery of the potential of the city of Kairouan, classified world heritage by UNESCO since 1988, is a pillar of the intervention of LDA Tunisia