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Mohamed Gohar is a senior practicing architect, artist and researcher working in Egypt and Arab region with particular emphasis on historical roots of traditional local architecture and its connection to the modern society. He is the founder of Description of Alexandria, a documentation project for the cultural he… Read More
Mohamed Gohar is a senior practicing architect, artist and researcher working in Egypt and Arab region with particular emphasis on historical roots of traditional local architecture and its connection to the modern society. He is the founder of Description of Alexandria, a documentation project for the cultural heritage of the city. Mohamed was born in Alexandria Egypt in 1983. From 2000 to 2010 he studied architecture at the University of Alexandria, the Fine arts school with further studies at the Arab academy. His work on documenting the cultural heritage has gained much recognition among academics and cultural heritage professionals in Egypt and abroad as it has further potential to provide a wide scale survey and library for the architecture and culture of Alexandria, involves engaging the public and capturing the narratives associated with the built heritage. He is also practicing architecture since 2005, lecturer and TED speaker. His art work is driven by the social and cultural influences and has been on display in different local and international exhibitions. Read Less
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