Miscellaneous - Algeria

Squares and gender: The Bennacer Bachir garden in the city centre of Constantine

13.11.2020 / Created by SN

Constantine, in Algeria, hosted in 2015 the event « Constantine Capital of Arab culture 2015». This event triggered a series of projects throughout the city, including the revitalization of Bennacer Square. This square has undergone redevelopment process that altered its initial condition and transformed the way it is used and represented. This research, mainly based on a questionnaire, highlights the disparities in the use of this space. It focuses on gender issues and their impact on public urban life. The results demonstrate that depending on the user’s gender, the experience and usage of the square is highly codified. This article goes on to raise the question of the place of women in gardens, and more specifically, in the Algerian public space, the ultimate masculine place.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Nassima Baziz et Naima Chabbi-Chemrouk,
  • Co-editor : Ferhat Abbas University of Setif
  • Publishing house : Géocarrefour - Genre et politique urbaine
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 20
  • Language : French


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