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.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.