The city of Bananatopia envisions greater Cairo in a different way. It portrays the reality of the city, by showing the social problems and differences existing in the city through Bananas. It proves that Cairo is a class based city; where neighboring districts could have a huge difference in terms of social class, lifestyle and social favoritism; highlighting the invisible border. This is shown by studying and analyzing the different types and prices of Bananas found in greater Cairo and their journey. The choice of Bananas is because it is a product that is embedded in the Egyptian culture and highly consumed by all classes; also its available everywhere around the city all year. Thus, by mapping the different types and prices of bananas and their journey; an invisible border between the districts in Bananatopia is shown. The 2 sides existing on the border show great difference in terms of richness, privileges and social class. Each party stays on its side not willing to cross this border.
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Khaled, Farida, "Bananatopi" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 107.
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