Title

Egypt without architects: Recovering the country's design history

Description or Abstract

ARIC is honored to host Dr Mohamed Elshahed for its first Qahwa&Kalam lunch hour series for this academic year. He will be lecturing on "Egypt without architects: Recovering the country's design history." Trained as an architect before joining the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Art and Architecture at MIT and completing his PhD at NYU's Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Elshahed’s multidisciplinary practice focuses on the history of modernism in Egypt through architecture, images, and objects. As the Modern Egypt Project curator at the British Museum, he was responsible for building a new collection of material culture from the past century in Egypt. He is the curator of Egypt's medal-winning pavilion "Modernist Indignation" at the 2018 London Design Biennale and the author of the forthcoming (April 2019) book Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide, published by the American University in Cairo Press.

Keywords

Qahwa & Kalam

Department

Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department

Preformance Date

October 2018

Content Type

Other

File Type

Video

Extent

1900-01-00

Language

eng

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