February 3, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Boardman Auditorium, Storrs
The School of Architecture and College of Arts + Architecture jointly welcome May Al Ibrashy + Ahmed Mansour + Ahmed Zaazaa for a panel discussion on the arts, conservation, community engagement, heritage, and policy research in historic Cairo. This will be followed by an informal open discussion on collaboration, exchange, and interdisciplinarity and engagement in the field of heritage.
May al-Ibrashy is a licensed architectural engineer with close to 30 years of field experience in conservation and heritage management in Historic Cairo. She holds a BSc in Architectural Engineering from Ain Shams University, an MA in Art, Architecture and Archaeology and a PhD in Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London. She is the founder and chair of Megawra-Built Environment Collective, a twin institution consisting of Egyptian NGO and consultancy working on issues of the built environment. She coordinates Athar Lina, an initiative run by Megawra-BEC in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Athar Lina conceives of heritage as a driver for community development and as such works on heritage conservation and rehabilitation, heritage industries, and education and urban revitalization in al-Khalifa. Al-Ibrashy is also adjunct lecturer of architecture at the American University in Cairo and at Cairo University.
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Pictured: The Shrine of Muhammad al-Anwar in al-Khalifa Heritage and Environment Park, Cairo.