The Junction: A Collaboration between The Creative School at Ryerson Cairo and The GrEEK Campus
The Junction: A Collaboration between The Creative School at Ryerson Cairo and The GrEEK Campus

The Junction

A Collaboration between The Creative School at Ryerson Cairo and The GrEEK Campus

Named after the iconic Toronto neighborhood, The Junction Summer Sessions are a place where creative minds meet. As Ryerson Cairo is accepting their first cohort this September 2022, this collaboration will share the industry-ready curriculum and expertise of The Creative School’s faculty with The GrEEK Campus community and beyond in a series of workshops and events.

As the name “The Junction” suggests, this dynamic and ambitious collaboration between The GrEEK Campus and The Creative School aims to bridge Canada with Egypt, Downtown with the New Administrative Capital, theory with practice, and industry with academia.

The Creative School is home to Canada’s top professional programs in media, communication, design, and cultural industries. Now in Cairo, The Creative School offers a unique learning experience like no other. Offering undergraduate degrees in Fashion, Media Production and Sport Media, the industry-ready programs foster internationally competitive skills, transferable to a multitude of careers.

The Junction: Meet The Creative School | Kick Off Event

Date: June 21st, 2022

The partnership will kick off on Tuesday, June 21st, welcoming industry leaders, students, freelancers, academics and entrepreneurs from the Cairo creative ecosystem to an evening at The GrEEK Campus Downtown. The special event will spotlight local creative talent and foster connections between students and professionals with networking sessions and discussions.

Discussing The Creative Industries in Egypt, an inspiring slate of emerging and established talents—including filmmaker Amr Salama, designers Omar Mobarek and Nada Hesham, producer Muhammad Taymour, and more—will debate some of the field’s most urgent topics and share their expert insights.

Agenda

  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Registration
  • 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Introductory Welcome by The GrEEK Campus and The Creative School
  • 7:00 – 7:45 PM Panel + Discussion The Creative Industries in Egypt: The Next Generation; Moderated by Jesse Cumming
  • 7:45 – 8:30 PM Panel + Discussion The Creative Industries in Egypt: Breaking Boundaries; Moderated by Nour ElZayat (A Talks with Nstudio live podcast taping)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 PM Networking Reception 
  • 9:00 PM Closing

The Junction Summer Sessions | Workshops Overview

From June through August the collaboration will continue with a series of innovative and immersive free workshops led by The Creative School team, taking place at both The GrEEK Campus in Tahrir and at Ryerson Cairo’s cutting-edge facilities on campus at Universities of Canada in the New Administrative Capital. An official Certificate of Participation will be awarded to each cohort upon the completion of each session.

26 June – 4 July Video Storytelling Workshop with Layla Umara and George Zakaria.

18 July – 25 July Fashion Collection Development with Heidi Rashad.

25 July – 1 August The Art of Podcasting with Jesse Cumming, Layla Umara, and George Zakaria.

Stay tuned for more details and registration info!

About The GrEEK Campus

The GrEEK Campus is Egypt’s first heritage-based technology park. Beyond a workspace, The GrEEK Campus is an integrated ecosystem of spaces bringing together 1,600+ entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, incubators, corporations, government and service providers under one roof to drive homegrown technology and businesses. With two locations – Downtown Cairo and Cairo West, The GrEEK Campus hosts 200+ industry-shaping events yearly and 500+ joint startup training programs, connecting and building the Egyptian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This is a FREE event. Register Here.