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Mostafa Abdel Meguid: A Sense of Community: Learning from the Traditional City of Cairo


This talk presents Mostafa Abdelmeguid’s MA dissertation, which is a reader-friendly book that looks at the traditional city in order to understand how it’s structured and how it created a sense of community. Titled 'The Alley of the Milkmaid: A Community Recipe Book', his research is set in Darb Al Labbana in Cairo's Al Darb Al Ahmar area.

Mostafa Abdelmeguid is an Egyptian urban academic and entrepreneur interested in the diversity of Cairo’s architecture and urban contexts. Passionate about bringing people together, he dedicated his studies to dissect what it is that creates social cohesion.

He acquired his MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths, University of London focusing on the urban environment as a creative industry. He studied the area of Historic Cairo, especially Darb Al Labbana, and what it takes to create a cultural hub with respect to local communities and traditions.

Currently, Mostafa is the Growth and Development Manager at The GrEEK Campus, focusing on repurposing utilised spaces to house startups and the services they require. 


The number of seats is limited. Our doors open at 5:30 and close at 6:15 or earlier in case the lecture room has reached its full capacity (out of safety considerations). 

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