This project was born in response to a question from a dear friend and colleague, who was at the time the Director of the UNESCO Human Settlements Program, asking "how would you define contemporary Egyptian architecture?". His intonation indicated hopes of receiving a response worthy of our long and rich heritage but unfortunately the adjectives that came to mind fell far short of his expectations. This studio project is a response to that lingustic and consequently creative dilemma. Developed over the past few years and based on the Juxtopolis Pedagogy, this project is called "Made in Egypt" and looks to answer that question; "what is an appropriate contemporary Egyptian architectural vocabulary?". Students seek the answer to that over 8 weeks of intense research, site visits and experimentations. More can be read about the work here
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