Practical training program on extrapolation of Cairo's urban cultural values
Instructors: Tarek Waly, Shimaa Shaheen
Topics: Heritage definition, Cultural values, Gentrification, Cultural continuity
The vision of the urban of Cairo is realized by revealing the identity of the place and its personality, and in the heart of this personality is always the active person, because as Gamal Hamdan said and we are with him: “Egypt is the gift of the Egyptians in civilization.”
In the context of understanding the philosophy of the place and identifying that character, we must stand at the Cairo of the man with its forgotten neighborhoods. In this context, the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage presented the topic of the forgotten revival of Cairo within the summer training program for students and young architects for the year 2016. During which three areas were studied. During its history, it gained relative importance and its status gradually decreased until it became one of the forgotten neighborhoods of Cairo, and those areas are Helmiya, Faggala, and Munira. The program dealt with these areas through historical study through two main axes: oral history and written history for each region, where members of the work team learned about the history of The emergence of each region and its urban development through various historical and urban references. On the other hand, the work team tried, through field visits and dialogues with the people of each region, to complete the image of each region and its urban mobility from its inception until the time of the study.
Tarek Waly is an architect who started his professional career approximately 40 years ago. He founded the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage to create a platform in Egypt that can record his stance obtained from carrying out the profession theoretically and practically.
Shimaa Shaheen is an architect & researcher who believes in the role of the architect to create genuine cultural forms that connect authenticity & contemporaneity. She also believes in the necessity of practicing architecture through authentic cultural scopes that interact with society.
Nada Ahmed Nour
Nourhan Reda Helmy
Doha Salman Attia
Aya Khalaf Aly
Samar Sayed Saad
Rahma Khaled Hassan
Asmaa Ahmed Abdel Rahman
Mohamed Nasser Mahmoud
Bassant Abdel Hakim Abdo
Abdel Rahman Ahmed Nour
Nermin Mohamed Nasser
Ahmed Hamdy Othman