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40 Under 40 Middle East

Mohamed Elshahed

4 September 2019

Architectural historian, Cairo

An architect, researcher and curator, Mohamed Elshahed lectures in architectural history at the American University in Cairo, having completed his PhD on 1950s Cairo at New York University’s Middle Eastern Studies department. In 2017 he curated the British Museum’s Modern Egypt Project, and the following year was curator of ‘Modernist Indignation’, Egypt’s winning pavilion at the London Design Biennale. He has been a post-doctoral fellow in Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, and is the founding editor of the Cairobserver, an online platform dedicated to architecture and urbanism throughout Egypt. Some of his research will be published in autumn 2019 in Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide (American University of Cairo Press), the first comprehensive survey of Cairo’s modern architecture.

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