2020

Downtown Heritage and Urban Regeneration: History and Prospects

Public Lecture: Cleopatra Group, The Swedish Embassy in Cairo, Oct 21st 2020

The Future of Grounded Urban Practices in Berlin

Online Workshop: Grounded Urban Practices in BerlinZK/U, 17 September 2020

Creative Cities? Rethinking Creative Economy Inclusively

Online Presentation: Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC), International Council meeting, August 20th 2020

Rabbat Building Regeneration Project Downtown Cairo: Process and Lessons Learned

Online Lecture: The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute, July 28th 2020

Formal and informal urban interfaces in African Cities: a comparative urban analysis

10th semester urban design studio led by Prof. Holger Gladys, the German University in Cairo, Feb 27, 2020

Localizing SDGs within the formal and informal urban interface: Cases of Cairo and Dar es Salaam

Workshop: As part of Localizing SDGs within the formal and informal urban interface, Dar es Salaam, Feb 17-20, 2020

Engaging Informality in the Cairene Public Space: Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions

Panel: Hacking Urban Furniture, book launch, ZK/U, Berlin, Jan 23, 2020

2019

Engaging Informality: Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions

Workshop: Ard al-Liwa Urban Design Workshop, French University in Egypt, Dec 14- 20, 2019

Formal-Informal Interface: Towards a Cross-Country Comparative Methodological Framework and Co-Production of Knowledge in four cities: Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Ouagadougou

Workshop: As part of African Urban Research Initiative (AURI): Fostering a Comparative Research Agenda in African Cities. Cairo, Dec 6-8, 2019

Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions: Engaging cities in the Global South in times of flux

Lecture: As part of Green Mobilisations in the cities of Central Asia and South (GreeMo), Tbilisi State University, Nov 28th- Dec 1st, 2019

Grounded Urban Practices: African Horizon

Panel Discussion: As part of African Crossroads 2019: Sense the City, Mombasa, Kenya, Nov 20-23, 2019

Making Sense of the City: Critical Engagement and Creative Interventions

Panel Discussion: As part of African Crossroads 2019: Sense the City, Mombasa, Kenya, Nov 20-23, 2019

Alexandria Urban Heritage: Mapping, Curation and Visualization

Panel discussion: As part of the launching event of Alexandria Walking Tours Guidebook, SHELTER Art Space, Alexandria, Nov 16th, 2019

Formal-Informal Interface in Three Egyptian Cities

Panel discussion: As part of Cities Panel: Working Across Boundaries in Lusaka, Cairo, Kumasi and Ouagadougou – Multilevel Governance and Informality, in the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, UCLG World Congress, Durban, Nov 11th-15th, 2019

Learning from Cairo: A Moroccan Perspective: Towards a Regional Framework for Grounded Urban Practice

Lecture: As part of Learning from Cairo: A Moroccan Perspective, Think Tanger, Atelier Kissaria, Redzone Festival, October 4, 2019

PILOT library platform Training

Workshop: As part of Learning from Cairo: A Moroccan Perspective, Think Tangier, Atelier Kissaria, Tangier, Oct 4th, 2019

Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions: Towards a Regional Framework for Grounded Urban Practice

Workshop: As part of Learning from Cairo: A Moroccan Perspective, Think Tangier, Atelier Kissaria, Tangier, Oct 4th, 2019

Methods tools and pedagogical Politics

Lecture: RealCityLab: Practice Orientation in Architectural Education. Closing Symposium, Cairo, DAAD, October 1st, 2019

Grounded Urban Practices (GUPs)

Workshop: GUPs: African Horizons, Dar Ben Gacem, Tunis, September 20-22 , 2019

Towards a Regional Framework for Grounded Urban Practice

Lecture: National School of Architecture and Urbanism, Tunis, Sep 18th, 2019

PILOT library platform Training Tunis

Workshop: As part of Public Inter-Library Online Technology project (PILOT), first training workshop, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, B7L9, Tunis, September 14, 2019

Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon (CAUL)

Workshop: Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon (CAUL), Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Dar Lasram, Tunis,September 14, 2019

A Tale of Three Cities: Cairo’s Contested Grounds and Negotiated Design Inclusions

Lecture: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism I, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul, South Korea, September 5, 2019

Engaging Spatial Practices in Cairo Public Space

Roundtable Discussion: Trans-making Forum on Emotional Materialism, Ljubljana ,Slovenia, August  29-30, 2019

Grounded Urban Practice Re-framing Urban Activism in Times of Transition

Workshop: Urban Activism in the Arab regions, Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, July 3-4, 2019

Who’s Downtown: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Dynamics Cairo

Workshop: EUF workshop “old vs. New – The changing Role of Downtown in Egypt” , Egypt, July 2, 2019

Space syntax workshop

Workshop: Cairo, Egypt, July 1-3, 2019

The Art of Making: Design, Fabrication, Assemble and learn Workshop

Workshop: As part of CLUSTER Makes series, first workshop at ALFABRIKA , Cairo, Egypt, June 25, 2019

RealCityLab: Social infrastructures and the role of architecture

Workshop: RealCityLab, Fifth Coordination Meeting, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, June 24-29, 2019

Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon translation workshop in Beirut

Workshop: Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon, Beirut, Lebanon, June 22, 2019

CS. PRAXIS: Gathering 01

Workshop: Cape Town, South Africa, June 5-7, 2019

Formal-informal spectrum in Cairo transportation network: A comparative framework

Formal-Informal Interface Workshop: Towards a cross-country comparative methodological framework and co-production of urban knowledge, Center for Urban Research and Planning (CURP) University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, May 11–15, 2019

Grounded Urban Practices: A study on GUPs in Cairo, Egypt and Amsterdam/Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Workshop: Grounded Urban Practices, Phase 2, Cairo, Egypt, Apr 12–14, 2019

Localizing the SDGs within the formal and informal interface of African cities

Workshop: Meaning-Making Research Initiative (MRI), Methodology and Scholarly Writing Workshop, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, April 1-5, 2019

Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions

Lecture: MIT, Massachusetts, USA, April 1, 2019

Africa Development: Urbanization and the Future African Cities

Conference: Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, Mar 30, 2019

From Passageways to Stairways: CLUSTER Mapping Initiative in Cairo and Amman

Greater Municipality of Amman (GAM), Amman, Jordan, Mar 25, 2019

Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon translation workshop in Cairo

Workshop: Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon, Cairo, Egypt, Mar 23, 2019

Creative Cities: Towards a Creative Economy Framework

Meeting: Eunic, Greek Campus, Cairo, Egypt, Mar 21, 2019

RealCityLab: Practice-orientation in architectural Education

Workshop: RealCityLab, Fourth Coordination Meeting, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Mar 3-4, 2019

A Tale of Three Cities: Cairo’s Contested Grounds and Negotiated Design Inclusions

Workshop: Grounded Urban Practices, Phase 2: Amsterdam Encounter, Cairo, Egypt, Mar 1, 2019

Art and Culture as Urban Catalysts: CLUSTER mapping and design projects 2013-18

Talk: Film My Design, Zawya Cinema, Cairo, Egypt, Feb 15-16, 2019

2018

Grounded Urbanism: Towards Inclusive Cities

Talk: African Crossroads 2018: Fourth Industrial Revolution, Marrakesh, Morocco, Dec 11-13, 2018

Engaging Informality form Local to Regional: CLUSTER’s Research and Design Projects 2013-18

Lecture: Urban challenges and opportunities in MENA/Arab Region: From SDGs to Urban Practice, Urban Thinkers Campus, El Gouna, Egypt, Dec 8-10, 2018

Economic Impact of Creative Initiatives on Downtown

Workshop (a presentation and training on the toolkit): Economic Impact of Creative initiatives on Downtown, British Council, Cairo, Egypt, Dec 8, 2018

A Tale of Three Cities: Cairo’s Contested Grounds and Negotiated Design Inclusions

Talk: Urban Age Conference: Developing Urban Futures, Addis Ababa, Nov 29th-30th, 2018

Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions: CLUSTER Mapping Initiative in Amman

Talk: As part of Contemporary Amman and the Right to the City, Amman, Jordan, Nov 3-5, 2018

Public Participation in Inclusive City Planning; and Access to Information (Moderating)

Workshop: As part of Toolkit for Urban Inclusion in Arab Cities, organized by UNSECO, with the Coalition of Arab Cities against Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2018

CLUSTER Mapping Initiatives

Lecture: As part of Public in the Making, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct 18-20, 2018

Formal-Informal Interface: Comparative Analysis in Three Egyptian Cities

Lecture: As part of AURI-African Urban Research Institute, Fostering A comparative Research Agenda in African Cities. Formal-Informal Interface Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Oct 3-5, 2018

Public Space between Contestation and Inclusion: Action Research from Pilot Interventions to Policy Recommendations

Regional Workshop: On Participatory Research and Advocacy on Urban Inclusion, UNESCO, Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 28-29, 2018

Towards an Alternative Mode of Urban Practice: Examples of CLUSTER’s Projects, 2012-2017

Lecture: As part of the Scientific Day, Architecture Department, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt, April 30, 2018

Mapping Informal Practice: Decoding the Informal Structures, Re-framing Architectural Practice – Four CLUSTER Research Projects, 2012-2018

Lecture: As part of Spatial Practice & Development course, M.Arch Programme, SSOA, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK, March 19, 2018

Participatory Approach to Urban Heritage: Examples of CLUSTER’s projects Downtown

Lecture: As part of HUD 614, Participation in Urban Development, Joint M.Arch Program, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, March 12, 2018

Art as a Catalyst for Urban Development

Panel Discussion: As part of Trans-making Spring Academy – Enacting cultural democracy: the location of narratives, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, March 6, 2018

Creative Initiatives as Urban Catalyst: Mapping, Programs and Design Visions for Downtown Cairo

Public Lecture: As part of Ataba Market: Sustainable Historic Market in Cairo, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, Feb 18, 2018

Formal-Informal Interface: Comparative Analysis in Three Egyptian Cities

Lecture: As part of AURI-African Urban Research Institute, Fostering A comparative Research Agenda in African Cities. 2018 AURI Policy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, Jan 30, 2018

2017

Contested Spaces, Negotiated Commons: On Everyday Urban Practices in Cairo, 2011-17

Public Lecture: That Around Which the Universe Revolves – On Rhythm-analysis of Memory, Times, Bodies, in Space. Savvy Contemporary and Hebbel Am Uffer, Berlin, Germany, Dec 1-3, 2017

Regenerating Spaces of Commons: Urban diplomacy as an alternative mode of urban governance

Public Lecture: Making the Sustainable City: A French-Egyptian Urban Week. The French Institute in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt, Nov 25-27 , 2017

Cultural Confluences: Curating a local design culture and dialogue, through global perspectives

Lecture: Cultural Collaterals as part of Dubai Design Week Official Live Events Program, DXBDW Mainstage, Dubai Design District, Untied Arab Emirates,  Nov 16, 2017

Creative initiatives as a catalyst for urban regeneration: Example of CLUSTER’s adaptive reuse projects

Lecture: As part of the RealCityLab Workshop 3: Alda(her)itage: Old buildings, new functions,  Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, Nov 5, 2017

Engaging Public Space in Times of Transformation: Mapping Tools and Tactical Interventions

Lecture: As part of lecture series at the Friends of Historical & Public Gardens Society, Bayt Yakan, Al-Darb al-Ahmar, Cairo, Egypt, Nov 1, 2017

Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon translation workshop

Workshop: Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon, Beirut, Lebanon, Oct 28, 2017

Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon translation workshop

Workshop: Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon, Amman, Jordan, Oct 14, 2017

From Passageways to Stairways: CLUSTER Mapping Initiative in Cairo and Amman

Public Lecture: Amman Design Week, Amman, Jordan, Oct 11, 2017

Engaging Public Space in Times of Transformation: Mapping Tools and Tactical Interventions

Lecture: As Part of a workshop on Revitalization of Lala Studio Surroundings, LALA STUDIO, Cairo, Egypt, Sep 14, 2017

Alda(her)itage: An Urban Perspective, Workshop 2, Feb 16–May 3, 2016

Workshop: As Part of RealCityLab coordination meeting, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Sep 5, 2017

Engaging Public Space in Times of Transformation: Mapping Tools and Tactical Interventions

Lecture: LIRA TD training workshop, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Aug 27-31, 2017

Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon translation workshop

Workshop: Critical Arabic Urban Lexicon, Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2017

Downtown Cairo Tangible Heritage: Critical Mapping and Creative Interventions, 2011-2016

Heritage Protection Roundtable, The Swedish Institute, Alexandria, Egypt, June 4-6, 2017

Is Another Commons Possible?

Lecture: On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right, Fast Forward Festival 4 International Symposium, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece, May 14, 2017

Critical Discussion of CLUSTER’s Experience in Urban Regeneration

Lecture: On Placemaking Seminar, Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Cairo, Egypt, May 3, 2017

Alternative Approaches to the Rehabilitation of Downtown: Examples of CLUSTER’s Projects 2012-2016

Urban Regeneration Course, Double Master Degree in Urban Design, The Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, April 11, 2017

Design as a Tool to Negotiate Competing Interests: Cairo Downtown Passages, 2011-2016

Lecture: Hacking Urban Furniture: Street Furniture in Communal Collective Cooperation (CCC), Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, Germany, April 7-8, 2017

Mapping Tools and Community-led Interventions: Two Cluster Projects, Downtown Cairo, 2011-2016

Workshop/Lecture: Re-appropriating the Postindustrial Landscape through Community-led Development, as part of MA in Urban Design (MAUD), Spring 2017, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, (SSoA), Sheffield, UK, March 28-31, 2017

Engaging Public Space in Times of Transformations: Mapping Tools and Tactical Interventions

Lecture: Architectural and Urban Sustainability in Africa, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, March 22, 2017

Downtown Cairo Tangible Heritage: Critical Mapping and Creative Interventions, 2011-2016

Lecture: Sustainability Built Heritage Conference, Luxor, Egypt, February 23-25, 2017

X-Talk #27: Critical Mapping and Creative Interventions: Learning from Downtown Cairo

Lecture: Studio-X Amman, Al Balad Theater, Amman, Jordan, January 9, 2017

2016

Cairo Downtown Passageways Signage Workshop

Workshop: CLUSTER, Cairo, Egypt, December 14-17, 2016

Downtown Cairo: Critical Mapping and Creative Interventions

Lecture: RiseUp Summit, Oriental Hall, The American University in Cairo – Main Campus, Egypt, December 11, 2016

Translation Workshop: Towards a Critical Urban Lexicon

Workshop: Hill House, The American University in Cairo – Main Campus, Egypt, December 10, 2016

Learning from Cairo: Informality and Urban Solutions

Keynote: City in Context Symposium, Al Hamra Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan, December 1-4, 2016

Cairo Public Space: Contested Claims, Negotiated Interventions: CLUSTER’s Urban Experience in Research and Practice, 2011-2016

Public Lecture: Public Lectures Series, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, November 30, 2016

Mapping as Critical Engagement of the Urban Landscape: Examples of CLUSTER’s Research Projects in Cairo, 2011-2016

Lecture: As part of MAAD Program, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, November 30, 2016

Cairo Downtown Passageways Project: A framework for research and design interventions, 2011-2016

Lecture: As part of MAUD Studio, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, November 29, 2016

Cairo Public Space: Contested Claims, Negotiated Interventions

Lecture: The RealCityLab: Kick-off Event, The Faculty of Fine Arts, Zamalek, Cairo, November 19, 2016

Competing Interests, Negotiated Interventions: Cairo’s contested public space in a time of transition

Symposium: Art, Politics and Cities in Transitions, Co-organized by CLUSTER and SUNY Purchase College, Center for Architecture, New York, USA, October 21-22, 2016

Transforming postgraduate education and approaches to capacity building

International Workshop: As part of Habitat III, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, October 19, 2016

The NUA in the Global South: Engaging Research in Policy Making

Plenary Session: As part of Habitat III, Quito, Ecuador, October 18, 2016

Round Table: Under the Tree: Taxonomy, Empire and Reclaiming the Commons

Lecture: Qalandiya International, Ramallah, Palestine, October 12, 2016

CLUSTER’s Urban Experience in Research and Practice

Workshop: RealCityLab: Practice Orientation in Architecture Education, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Germany, July 19-20, 2016

STARS: Leaders of the New Generation

Workshop: Stein am Rhein symposium 2016, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland, September 24-27, 2016

Cairo Public Space: Contested Claims, Negotiated Approaches

Workshop: UN-Habitat Expert Group Meeting on Public Space in the Arab Region, UN-Habitat, Cairo, Egypt, September 21-22, 2016

After Belonging

Workshop: The Oslo Architecture Triennale, Oslo, Norway, September 9-17, 2016

Commoning Practices

Lecture: The Right to the (New) City: Art, New Towns and the Commons, Buszy, Milton Keynes, UK, July 6, 2016

Whose Street and on Whose Terms: Revisiting Urban Informality in Cairo Public Space, 2011-2015

Lecture: The Global Middle East in The Age of Speed, University of Birmingham, The Institute of Advanced Studies, June 2-3, 2016

Public Space as Contested Space

Lecture: Public Space Fights and Fictions, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, May 19-21, 2016

A Dialogue about Arab Cities through Literature, Architecture, and Urbanism

Dialogue: Changing Cities, Mutating, Societies, Arab Center for Architecture, Beirut, Lebanon, May 18, 2016

Cairo contested public space – Mapping as a framework for critical engagement

Lecture: MASS Alexandria, April 30, 2016

Mapping Downtown Cairo: Public Space as a Stage for Negotiation and Choreography

Lecture: D-CAF 2016 – Urban Heat, Cairo City Lab, April 16, 2016

Engaging Public Space in a Time of Political and Urban Transformation: Examples from CLUSTER’s Design and Research Projects (2012-2015)

Lecture: Megawra and Al Azhar Lecture Series, Department of Urban Planning at Al Azhar University, April 13, 2016

Informality and Urban Land

Chairing Two Sessions: Policy Conference, African Urban Research Initiative, Johannesburg, April 05-06, 2016

Conceptions of Space: Curating Art, Architecture and the City, by Pedro Gadanho

Lecture: Moderating the Art Talks, D-CAF, April 03, 2016

Toward Developing a Critical Urban Lexicon: Cairo Urban Resource Library and the Challenge of Translation and Terminology

Lecture: Center for Translation Studies, AUC, March 22, 2016

Downtown Public Space and Creative Initiatives

Workshop: Needs Assessment Workshop, Swedish Institute, Alexandria, March 17, 2016

Between Corporate Urban Vision and Professional Practice: Drawing on the Design Experience Working with SODIC, 2009 – 2010

Workshop: Desert Cities/New Cities. ETHZ – ONA, March 15, 2016

Engaging Public Space in a Time of Political and Urban Transformation: Examples from CLUSTER’s Design and Research Projects (2012 – 2015)

Lecture: Architecture Department, University of Mansoura, March 6, 2016

Art as a mode of urban engagement: Critical mapping and strategic interventions

Conference: Beyond Green: The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability. Salzburg Global Seminar, February 19 -24, 2016

2015

Art, Change and Public Space

Conference: Arts and Audiences, Copenhagen, December 3, 2015

Spaces of Urban Change

International lecture: Sheffield School of Architecture, November 18, 2015

Public Space as a Site of Contestation and Negotiation: Examples of CLUSTER’s projects in Cairo, 2012 – 2015

Conference: Shifting Cities Conference, Rutgers University, November 12 – 14, 2015

رصد لأنساق عمرانية غير رسمية في زمن التحول: أمثلة من مشروعات توثيق وتصميم لمختبر عمران القاهرة (كلاستر) ٢٠١٢-٢٠١٥

كلية التخطيط العمراني – جامعة القاهرة، نوفمبر ٨، ٢٠١٥

CLUSTER Mapping Initiative, Cairo Downtown Passageways

Conference: Creative Cities: Re-framing Downtown, Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2015

Cairo Downtown Passages: A framework for revitalization and development

Lecture: Historic Districts for Tomorrow, Cairo University, Department of Architecture, October 25, 2015

Mapping Downtown and Beyond

Workshop: Neighborhood Initiative, AUC, Cairo, October 9, 2015

Engaging the City and Public Space in a Time of Transition: Examples of CLUSTER’s Projects, 2012 – 2015

Middle East Studies Center, AUC, Cairo, October 7, 2015

Think Global Build Social! Architecture Engages in Social Change

Panel discussion, Goethe-Institut, Cairo, September 7, 2015

Alternative modes of urban governmentality in post-revolution Cairo: Examples of CLUSTER’s projects 2012-2015

Conference: Postcolonial Governmentality, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, September 1 – 2, 2015

Cairo Downtown Passages: A Framework for Revitalization and Development

Conference: Urban Futures 2030: Middle East and North Africa, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, Amman, Jordan, August 23, 2015

On Mapping Cultural Initiatives and the Revolution

Workshop: Towards a Cultural Cartography, Ain Sukhna, Egypt, July 30 – August 2, 2015

Informality and Urban Governance: Towards New Modes of Practice in Post-Revolution Cairo

Conference: 4th African Urban Research Initiative Meeting, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, June 28 – 30, 2015

Cairo Downtown Passages and Rooftops: a Framework for Revitalization and Development

Presentation: General Meeting, Women’s Association, Zamalek, April 22, 2015

الباعة الجائلين وقضية النزاع على الفراغ العام

توثيق وتحليل لانساق غير رسمية في وسط المدينة – المنتدى العمراني القومي – ١٦ يونيو ٢٠١٥

Cairo Downtown Passages and Rooftops: a Framework for Revitalization and Development

Conference: People’s Meeting, Bornhom, Denmark, June 13, 2015

Mapping Informality

Presentation: Towards an [in]formal Pattern Language, The American University in Cairo (AUC), June 3, 2015

Cluster-ETH Workshop at Ard al-Liwa

Workshop: Cairo, May 24 – 28, 2015

Cairo Downtown Passages and Rooftops: a Framework for Revitalization and Development

Workshop: Citizens for Heritage and Culture; Swedish Institute, Alexandria, April 15, 2015

Learning from Informality: Public Space in Post-Revolution Cairo

Conference: Housing the Majority; Columbia University GSAPP, New York, April 10, 2015

Between Corporate Urban Vision and Professional Practice: Drawing on the Design Experience Working with SODIC, 2009 – 2010

Workshop: Desert Cities; Zurich, March 23 – 26, 2015

2014

End of Semester Review of Student Work for The Urban Design Studio

Review: Resistance|Relevance|Resilience; Zurich, December 12, 2014

Blurring Boundaries, Reconstituting Borders: Examples From Cairo Public Space Since 2011

Conference: Border Topologies; Theory Forum, University of Sheffield; November 27, 2014

Urban Planning, Pedagogy and Activism in Post-Revolution Cairo

Purchase College, State University of New York, and Neuberger Museum of Art; New York City, November 12, 2014

Art in Public Space: Engaging Communities in Local Context

Workshop: Detour; organized by Nabta Art and Culture Center; Cluster, Cairo, October 29, 2014

Introduction to Cluster: Organizational, Structural and Current Projects in Downtown

Workshop: The Imaginary School Program, organized by Beirut; Cluster, Cairo, October 19 – 27, 2014

Engaging Public Space in Time of Political and Urban Transformation

Workshop: Resistance|Relevance|Resilience; Cairo, October 16 – 25, 2014

Thoughts Meet Space Cairo

Symposium: Change of Scene; Berlin, October 9 – 10, 2014

Engaging Public Space in Time of Political and Urban Transformation

Conference: New Urban Topologies Alexandria III, Kafr Ashry – Lost Public Spaces; Swedish Institute, Alexandria, September 28 – 30, 2014

Archiving Shifting Urban Landscape in Cairo since January 2011

In Next City Booth, April 11thWorld Urban Forum 7; Medellin, Colombia, April 3 – 11, 2014

Building Theatre – Theatre Building

Workshop: Performing Architecture / Venice 2014; Venice, September 3 – 8, 2014

Learning from informality in time of political transformations: Examples from Cairo since January 2011

As part of conference Thinking Across Boundaries: Re-imagining planning in the urban global south, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL; London, July 2 – 4, 2014

Changing cities, emerging urban practices and the rise of planning-as-activism

Cities Series: Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo; June 26, 2014

وصلات حضرية ومعابر للمشاة بأرض اللواء

ضمن ورشة العمل “مبادرات التنمية العمرانية فى محافظة الجيزة الافاق والتحديات.” المركز القومى لبحوث الاسكان والبناء يوم 12 يونية 2014

Mapping Shifting Urban Landscape in Cairo since January 2011

Spring Sessions; King Ghazi Hotel, Amman, May 29 – 31, 2014

Street Vendors Initiatives: Contesting and Negotiating Public Space in Cairo

In City Changer Room, UN-Habitat. April 9thWorld Urban Forum 7; Medellin, Colombia, April 3 – 11, 2014

Ard al-Liwa Community Park: New modes of partnership for the development in informal areas

Lunch-break debate -Egyptian Booth, April 8thWorld Urban Forum 7Medellin, Colombia, April 3 – 11, 2014

Pop-up Spaces and Store Fronts

How-To” Public lectures, organized by Townhouse Gallery; Cairo, March 19 – 24, 2014

Urban and Territorial Development in the Mediterranean Area

AViTem Seminar Series; Marseille, Jan 27 – 31, 2014

2013

Katastrophen 11/15: Ideal Paradise. Research-Workshop

Tanzquartier, Vienna, Dec 16 – 20, 2013

A Coup or a New Revolution? Competing narratives inscribed on Cairo’s urban landscape

“DiverCities” Contested Space and Urban Identities in Beirut, Cairo and Tehran; Beirut, December 12 – 14, 2013

On Aesthetics And Agendas – Cultural Politics in Times of Transition

Cultural Politics as Politics of Identity; Goethe Institute, Cairo, November 23, 2013

مشروع إعادة تأهيل وصلات المدينة بحوافها الغير رسمية – منطقة أرض اللواء

نحو مشروعات فعالة لتطوير المناطق العشوائية. مبنى قسم الهندسة المعمارية، كلية الهندسة، جامعة القاهرة، 14 نوفمبر 2013

Protest, Revolt, Revolution, Institution

Workshop: Al Masha or the Space of the Common; Liberal Arts University, Berlin, October 29 – November 1, 2013

Towards New Modes of Partnership: Examples of Urban Upgrading from Ard al- Liwa and Downtown Cairo

Egypt Urban Futures Session: The Role of the Private Sector in Urban Upgrading; The French Institute in Cairo, Egypt, October 28, 2013

Cairo: Images of transition

Book launch and discussion; Townhouse Rawabet, Cairo, October 23, 2013

‘Cultural Innovators Lab’ Cultural Leadership and Innovation Programme

British Council, Cairo, March 28 – 30, 2013

Planning for Protest

Rua dos Douradores 200, parça da Figueira, Lisbon, Portugal; September 12 – December 15, 2013

Innovators Studio

Marseille; June 19 – 20, 2013

Downtown Today: Contested Public Space in Context of Cairo’s Urban Revolution

A Visible City: The Tangible and Intangible Heritage of Downtown Cairo; GUC Summer School, June 15 – 26, 2013

Awash in a Sea of Informality: Revisiting Informal Practices in the Context of Cairo Urban Revolution

City Debates 2013 –  Rethinking Informality: Design Tactics / Planning Strategies; AUB, Beirut, April 22 – 24, 2013

Mapping Informality

Hosted by Omar Nagati and Beth Stryker. In Learning from Cairo; Cairo; April 12 – 14, 2013

Whose Standards? Contesting the Normative, Engaging the Margin

The German University in Cairo, March 17, 2013

Art and Public Space in Post-Revolution Cairo

Art and Culture in Pubic Spaces; Copenhagen, February 25 – 26, 2013

Towards New modes of Participatory Design: Examples from CLUSTER’s Experience

In Tajarub fi al-­tasmim al-­tasharuki; Cairo, Supreme Council of Culture, Jan 9, 2013

2012

Ard Al-¬Liwa Park Project: Towards a New Urban Order and Mode of Professional Practice

(Omar Nagati and Noheir Elgindy). Cities to be Tamed? Standards and alternatives in the transformation of the urban south. Politecnico di Milano, November 15 ­‐17, 2012

Archiving the City in Flux: Cairo’s Evolving Urbanism Post-¬Revolution

(Omar Nagati and Beth Stryker). Revolts and Transitions in the Arab World: Towards a New Urban Agenda? International Colloquium, CEDEJ: Cairo, November 7 – 9, 2012

When Revolution meets Design Studio: Cairo University Architecture Graduation Project 2011

(Omar Nagati and Nabil Elhady). Revolts and Transitions in the Arab World: Towards a New Urban Agenda? International Colloquium, CEDEJ: Cairo November 7 – 9, 2012

Minding the Formal - Informal Gap: the Battle of Ard Al - Liwa Park Project

(Omar Nagati with local community activist, Hanaa Gad)Revolts and Transitions in the Arab World: Towards a New Urban Agenda? International Colloquium, CEDEJ: Cairo, November 7 – 9, 2012

Urban Informality in Cairo: Challenges and Opportunities

Inside the City of the Dead; International Workshop: October 20 – 28, November 2 – 10, 2012

The Battle of Identity and Public Space in “Post-¬Revolution” Egypt

Modernity, Architecture and Urban Life in the Arab Region. Ramallah & Amman, Nov 4, 7, 2012

Learn - Move - Play - Ground: Improving Courtyards in Primary Public Schools in Cairo

Architecture Design Studio as the part of the summer school program: German University in Cairo, Sep 22nd – October 3, 2012

Mapping informality of post - revolution Cairo: Examples of current documentation and mapping research projects

The Heuristics of Mapping Urban Environmental Change:  Exploring The Political Agency of Mapping and Maps. Seminar at Development Planning Unit, UCL: London, September 20 – 21, 2012

Who Shapes Our Cities: Urban Egypt between Grassroots Initiatives and State Control

Omar Nagati in a joint panel discussion with Kareem Ibrahim, May al-­‐Ibrashy and Khaled Abdelhalim. World Urban Forum. Napoli, September 3 -­ 6, 2012

Open Street Mapping Workshop in Ard el - Liwa

Sep 11 – 27, 2012

Basurma

Design/build workshop on intervention in public space using recyclable material. Organized by Basurama and Elnamla, June – July, 2012

Informal Urban Practices since January 2011

As part of Mapping the Informal. Megawra workshop, Heliopolis, Cairo, May 20, 2012

The Role of Art and Architecture in Cairo’s Emerging Pubic Space

As part of ‘Visiting’ collaborative residency between six artists from Rijksakademie in the Netherlands and six artists from Cairo Townhouse Gallery from May 14 – 28, 2012

A City in Flux: New modes of urban intervention in Cairo since January 2011

Future Observatory Symposium, organized by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon on May 12, 2012

A City in Flux: New modes of urban intervention in Cairo since January 2011

Think Commons, online livestream sessions, Basurama office, Madrid. May 10, 2012

An Urban Revolution? Roots, Manifestations and Ramifications

Talk to Arab Artists in Residence Program: Art Elliwa, Giza, April 2012

Mamarrat Wist a - Balad: Downtown in - between spaces as a framework for development

Presentation in Downtown Cairo: Sharing competence about documenting and communicating heritage, workshop 24 ‐ 25 March 2012 at the German University of Cairo in collaboration with DOCOMOMO Egypt

The City and the Public

Public lecture at Megawra Architectural Hub, Heliopolis, Cairo, March 5, 2012

Cairo Dialogues: Roundtable Discussion for Critical Urban and Architectural Discourse

(This is intended the first of a series of ongoing sessions addressing architectural and urban issues in Cairo, jointly moderated by Omar Nagati and Mohamed ElShahed, Cairo Observer), CLUSTER premises, February 26, 2012

Informalization as an urban revolt: Reclaiming space, reproducing “order”

Paper presented at conference organized by the Postcolonial Studies Association: Re-­evaluating the Postcolonial City: Production, Reconstruction, Representation, University of Leeds: February 2 – 3, 2012