Folk Features of the Egyptian Oases
Workshops & Panel Discussions about the Cultural Identity of the Egyptian Oases
23 - 24 April 2018

Organizers: The Supreme Council of Culture

Bawiti Culture House, Bahriya Oasis - Egypt

Seminar & Panel discussion

Within the framework of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s celebration of the World Heritage Day, the Supreme Council of Culture held the “Folk Features of the Egyptian Oasis” forum on April 23 and 24, 2018 in the city of Bawiti in Bahariya Oasis; with the participation of a large number of specialists in the fields of folklore, sociology, literary studies, history, architecture, archeology and plastic arts. The forum included a number of workshops and round tables over two days; It focuses on a number of main topics, including oases: man, time, place between synergy and disharmony, creative formulations, expressing privacy, popular customs and beliefs, mechanisms of change and identity loss, crafts and vernacular architecture, folklore museums, and tourist attractions policies. Dr. Tarek Waly participated in the forum, during which he gave a presentation on the features of folk architecture in the Bahariya Oasis, followed by an open dialogue on the restoration of folk architecture and possible solutions to rehabilitate the existing folk architecture in the oases and others.