The project aims at mapping German legacies in the centre of Cairo, making visible the presence of the German community in the city.
Which are the buildings built by German architects? Where are / were German enterprises or shops? Is there any story related to the German community living in the metropolis?
The project was launched in Cairo on the 26th of November. baladilab is now working on the outcomes of the conference and workshop.
The buildings, open spaces and stories related to the German community will be discussed and analysed, and finally published in form of postcards, a flyer, and an interactive tour.
CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP 26th of November 2016 PROGRAM Warming up 9.15-9.30 Barbara Pampe, Vittoria Capresi baladilab Miscellanea of Ideas and Buildings State of the Art / on-going Projects 9.30-9.50 Sabina Läderach, Sandra Gysi Economic and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland Mapping Swiss Legacies in Cairo 9.50-10.10 Ahmed Bindari Historian and Photographer of Egypt's Modern Architecture A Walk Through the Streets of Downtown Cairo 10.10-10.30 Mohamed Gohar Architect & Researcher, Founder of "Description of Alexandria" Documentation as a tool for safeguarding the Alexandrian tangible and intangible cultural heritage 10.30-10.50 Questions & Wrap-up German Architects / Archaeologists / Engineers in Cairo 10.50-11.10 Tarek Ibrahim Research fellow for Neil MacGregor at the Humboldt Forum, Berlin Johann Adam Rennebaum and the Architecture of Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo 11.10-11.30 Dina Bakhoum PhD candidate, Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne The contributions of Julius Franz to the Comité de conservation des monuments de l’art arabe 11.30-11.50 Martin Sählhof Lecturer of History of Architecture, German University in Cairo – GUC Design, Prefabrication and Building Culture in the Age of Industrialisation and Early Globalisation. The Work of Carl von Diebitsch in Cairo 11.50-12.10 Shaimaa Ashour Assistant Professor at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport - AASTMT The Swiss Schools of Architecture: the case of Sayed Karim 12.10-12.30 Wolfgang Mayer Architect and Restaurateur German Engineers 12.30-12.50 Questions & Wrap-up With “German eyes and words” 13.40-14.00 Moritz Mihatsch British University in Egypt - BUE Diaries and other memories on Cairo German Institutions in the Past and Today 14.00-14.20 Isolde Lehnert German Archaeological Institute - DAI, Cairo The story of the German Community in Cairo 14.20-14.40 Georg Leber School director of the Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen, Cairo Die Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen in Kairo. 114 Jahre Bildung und Erziehung für junge Ägypterinnen 14.40-15.00 Simon Brombeiss Head, Cultural and Educational Section, German Embassy in Cairo The story of the German Embassy in Cairo 15.00-15.20 Thomas Löffler Associate Professor in Building Technology, GUC The German Embassy on Zamalek, past, present and future 15.20-15.30 Questions & Wrap-up Working sessions 15.30-16.30 Working Session n.1: What should we produce? 16.30-17.30 Working Session n.2: Attempt of a first list Which are the Names (Actors) / Buildings / Stories / Urban Settings we should include? 17.30-18.00 Conclusions and future visions
If you are researching on /or know something about:
– German architects active in Cairo (in the past until today)
– German travelers writing about Cairo
– Buildings used by German institutions (in the past until today)
– German personalities (singers, actors, politicians, etc.) living in the city
– Enterprises or shops related to the German community
– … etc.
Please contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Cairo
Thanks to the Goethe-Institut Kairo
© baladilab 2016