"Casablanca la juive : Private and Public Architecture 1912-1960" with Jean-Louis Cohen
The urban scene of Casablanca during the French Protectorate was characterized by an important Jewish presence, when migrants from the coastal cities, and later the interior regions, as well as citizens from Algeria and Tunisia joined the already significant contingent present when Hubert Lyautey’s administration was put into place.
Jewish developers and builders took at heart to build the highest structures of the city, and Jewish architects designed dozens of apartment houses and villas, from the most modest to the more sumptuous, emulating in the 1950s Californian stereotypes.
*This is the keynote address for the From the Other Shore: Transcontinental Jewish Journeys along Africa’s Shores conference. The conference is for the Stanford community only.