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Mohamed Adel

Active GV contributor between 2009 and 2016, was GV Social Media Editor and Arabic Lingua Co-Editor. Studied Architecture, with passion to online media and visual communication.

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Latest posts by Mohamed Adel

Egypt: Urban Constitution Document

As the “50 member-committee” meets to amend Egypt's constitution, some civil society organizations and urban activists participated in producing what they called the “urban constitution document” [Ar]: We present this...

Egypt: Losing Historical Cities

Cairobserver calls [ar] people in Egypt through Facebook and Twitter [ar] to demonstrate in front of governorate buildings, who are responsible for managing the city, across Egypt to call for...

Egypt: Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform

Supported by Ford Foundation and the British Council, Cluster has recently launched the Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform (CUIP), the first resource of its kind in Egypt.

Egypt: Local Rule and the Right to Housing

Egypt: Change at Sidi Gaber Station, Alexandria

Palestine: A 1920 Eid Celebration in Jaffa

The Facebook page Tradition in Palestine shares a picture which reflects Eid celebration in Jaffa in 1920 with the following comment: as in my parents description to Eid: magic lantern,...

Iraq: Six Months Before the US Invasion

Blogger Maryam Monalisa Gharavi posts some photographs on her blog South/South of Iraq six months before the US invasion.

Egypt: Cairo's Urban Future

Cairo from Below has recently launched an urban competition as part of an international initiative entitled Our Urban Futures, in which participants should send their proposals about their vision for...

Egypt: Right to Housing initiative

Egyptian blogger and urbanism researcher Yahia Shawkat, in association with Mosireen, a citizen-journalism collective, and the Arab Digital Expression Foundation, ADEF have recently launched the “Right to Housing, a Socially Just and...

Egypt: The Questions Missing from the Presidential Debates

Following Egypt's first ever presidential debate, and with interviews being held every day with presidential candidates, political analyst Mohamed Seif Eldawla has written on his blog Zakerat Aloma about the questions...

Egypt: Historical Arabic Manuscripts Put Online

Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Wellcome Library and King’s College London Digital Humanities Department have recently launched the Wellcome Arabic Manuscript Cataloguing Partnership (WAMCP). The manuscripts collection comprises around 1000 manuscript...

Egypt: Advocating for Residents of Informal Neighbourhoods

Architect and researcher Omnia Khalil, has published this presentation as a part of Egyptian urban action [Ar], an exhibition and workshop scheduled for 4 July, 2012. It concerns advocating for...

Arab World: Arabisk Best Blog Competition Begins

Algerian blogger Maamar Ameur, an organiser of the annual Arabisk competition to select the best Arabic blogs, announced the launch of the competition. This is the third year the event is held....

Palestine: Rare Photographs of Nazareth

Blogger Iqbal Tamimi posts rare photographs of Nazareth city in Palestine, which go back to 1840-1940.

Egypt: Mahliat, popular initiative to improve local councils

This short video highlights the role of local councils in the community. It is made by mahliat [Ar] or “local councils” – an Egyptian movement founded by Moustafa Shoman. You...

Egypt: Among Bulaq's Ruins in an Unfinished Revolution

Bulaq Abu el-Ela is one of Cairo’s main informal neighbourhoods, threatened with demolition and its inhabitants resettled into apartment blocks in the middle of the desert. Italian film-makers Davide Morandini...

Egypt: Architecture without Architects

In this short video, Omnia Khalil reflects on the massive change society underwent on social and political aspects during the last three decades in architecture, urban developments and art. Full...

Palestine: Rare Photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948

Blogger Iqbal Tamimi posts rare photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948.

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