In the framework of the SouthMed CVCommunities of practice for the public value of culture in the Southern Mediterranean project, the consortium led by Interarts published, in March 2018, the book MAHATTAT, in collaboration with the Maison de l’Image and other cultural experts from the region.

MAHATTAT gathers the experience of cultural dynamics and projects that SouthMed CV generated in the southern Mediterranean between 2015 and 2018, including interviews, articles, cartographies, quotes, photos and a graph with indicators. In addition, the book also includes a comic book by the well-known Tunisian illustrator, artist and cartoonist Seïf Eddine Nechi, which reflects, in Arabic with English subtitles, on the term culture and its importance as an essential element for human development.

We recommend this book to all those interested in learning more about this project, funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture, that explored the contribution of culture, from its diverse expression, towards the shaping of public spaces and citizenship.