Current Guest Resident

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Abla elBahrawy is an architect and researcher from Cairo, Egypt. Her practice oscillates somewhere between Architecture, Archaeology and Art. She was a teaching assistant for Architecture and Urban Design at the German University in Cairo. She worked as an architect at the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. Also, she was a core team member of Megawra (The Built Environment Collective) which is a platform for communication and holistic debate between architectural students and practitioners. She graduated from the Sandberg Institute and the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands.

Since 2010, Abla has been working on a long-term research project that investigates excavation houses in Luxor and the implications of their traces. The project attempts to intertwine anecdotes about ambiguities of the practice of archaeology and knowledge creation through presenting a collection of chosen objects that had fallen down. Currently, she is focusing on the history of papyrus paper making and the narrative of its development from a historical material to a contemporary production which thrives on fluctuating interpretations of nationality and identity.

 

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