Why the Medina?

The Medina of Tunis played an important role in creative industry exchange, development and growth throughout its 13 centuries of Mediterranean existence. Today its 100 hectares contain historical buildings and over 500 artisan workshops struggling to survive in today’s competitive open market. The Medina is also a place where young architects, designers and graphic artists meet, in search of opportunities to create their own projects, blending the wealth of existing arts and crafts with contemporary ideas and means.

As the first co-working space in the Medina, Dar El-Harka aspires to function as a hub for young and old creative industries to meet, exchange and collaborate to create opportunities for each other, sustain local culture and revive the historical urban quarters.