Four Seasons Magazine | Issue 1 Spring 2019
In the centre of Tunis, THE OLD MEDINA IS HOME TO TRADITION: The same families live in the same buildings; calls to prayer pierce the air at the same times every day; stone streets are worn from generations of footsteps. Yet, with most of Tunisia’s population under the age of 30, it’s in the medina that YOUTH AND CREATIVITY are making their deepest marks.
The medina hums with new energy from young native Tunisians and immigrants.
The pace of life slows when you pass through Bab el Bhar and into the medina.
Zitouna Mosque is the oldest in Tunis and the second-oldest in the country.
Time seems to converge in the medina, connecting its eras and its generations.
The medina’s corners echo with a distinctly local medley: calls to prayer, music and artisans at work.
Emily Sarsam and Wajdi Borgi enjoy a rooftop chat.
The medina is a prime place to spoat traditional details such as Tunisian tilework.
Collaborative design studio El Warcha is democratizing design in Tunis.
Alleys full of local shops and colourful wares wind through the medina.
Wajdi Borgi of Doolesha tours the medina.
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