Discussion on ‘Heritage and Community in Historic Cairo’ under the Promotion and Protection of Urban Heritage in the Arab Region
The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) invited Seif El Rashidi to discuss the ‘Heritage and Community in Historic Cairo’. The lecture was held on 17 November 2019 at ARC-WH premises in Manama, Bahrain. It reflected on the past two decades of urban conservation in Historic Cairo, presenting the different approaches to intervening in the historic city and the impacts of each. It drew upon the speaker’s experience working with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Cairo and lessons learned from the experience.
It compares and contrasts recent initiatives in Cairo with Bahrain’s Muharraq project, thinking of similarities and differences and how the stakeholders in the two historic environments can learn from each other.