Summer School: DOWNTOWN CAIRO: A visible city

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A visible City: The tangible and intangible Heritage of Downtown Cairo

SUMMER SCHOOL in CAIRO 15-26 June 2013
to…
Get in touch with the real DOWNTOWN
Discover (your) CAIRO
Learn how to recognize a plan typology
Learn about oral history methods
Learn how to deal with interviews
Eat the best chocolate dates in town
Produce the first architectural guide of Downtown
Work in an intercultural/intergender group
Get in touch with other students
Listen to the most updated researchers
BE WITH US!

AIMS and CONTENT
The summer school aimed at raising awareness for the tangible and intangible heritage of Downtown Cairo, initiating and reinforcing the link between students, academics and inhabitants towards the histories and the built heritage of the old quarter of “Ismaelia”. This link will reinforce the feeling of proud towards the city, which is the necessary basis for any action of maintenance and restoration.
In mixed groups, students  implemented schematic plans of the standard floor of different buildings; analysing it and classifying them in typologies. At the same time, they  interviewed the inhabitants, to collect their histories related to the buildings.

PROJECT TEAM

> German University Cairo – GUC: Prof. Barbara Pampe, architect; Prof. Vittoria Capresi, architect; Tamer Aly Kamel, teaching assistant
> University of Stuttgart, D: Carla Schwarz, architect; Leonie Weber, architect
> DAAD (Cairo University) / German Archaeological Institute DAI, Cairo: Ralph Bodenstein
> Alia Mossallam, historian
> Lucie Ryzova, historian
> Studio Matthias Görlich: Matthias Görlich, graphic designer

and the participation of :
May al-Ibrashy, Megawra, Cairo
Shaimaa Ashour, Architect / The io weekly
Paul Ayoub-Geday, Visual artist /Independent curator / CIC
Mohamed Elshahed, Cairo Observer, Cairo
Heba Farid, Visual artist / CIC / CULTNAT
Petra Gruber, Architect, Addis Ababa University, EiABC
Mohamed Hassan, Al-Ismaelia for Real Estate Investments
Karim Ibrahim, Takween Integrated Community Development, Cairo
Omar Nagati, CLUSTER, Cairo
Xenia Nikolskaya, Freelance Photograph, Cairo

IN COOPERATION WITH
Al-Ismaelia for Real Estate Investments
German Archeological Institute DAI, Cairo
DAAD Cairo
Cairo Observer
CLUSTER Cairo
MEGAWRA Cairo

THE SUMMER SCHOOL WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE PRECIOUS HELP OF:
Maryse, Abbas Mahmoud Abbas, Michael Mitchel, Kamal El Kheshen, Piero Donato, Paul Cassis, Amgad Nagib and Mandy, Yasser Mansour, Ahmed El Attar, Mr. Darwish, Paul A. Geday, Heba Farid, Dana Smillie, Nabil Shawkat (to be continued)

The Summer School was initiated and organised by the Architecture and Urban Design Program of the German University Cairo GUC in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University Stuttgart and fully financed by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.

Downtown_Map

This plan is the very first result of the work of the students: it shows quotations, pictures and drawings of the analised buildings.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS!
Nourhan Abdel-Rahman, Mostafa Aboughali, Benjamin Albrecht, Marwa Sayed Ali, Felix Beck, Aly Demerdash, Omar Diab, Sandra Sami El-Bataty, Karim Ezzat, Maria Theresa Hänichen, Carsten Heinrich, Mennatullah Hendawy, Omar Kassab, Elina Kränzle, Melanie Miglé Kundrot, Mariam Hussein Osman, Rowaa Ibrahim, Yasser Matter, Tarek Megahed. Marco Michael, Sandra Mrowetz, Felix Müller, Nancy Naser Al Deen, Viktoria Maria Plass, Sahra Rheinfrank, Hana Sadik, Louisa Scherer, Lukas Stopczynski, THAmmar Taher Nabil

CONCEPT: BALADILAB 2012

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