Ghada Abd al-Aziz

Fellowship year

2020 - 2021

Field

Urban Development

Placement when a fellow

Urban and Field Researcher - Megawara

Higher education

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering - Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

Ghada is originally from Alexandria and is a wanderer with a speck of wonder. Her BSc in Architecture allowed her to gain technical skills that helped her to understand, analyze, and design. She is not fixated on designing what does not already exist, and thus works on what is around her; she applies this way of working to both cities and buildings. Through workshops, she worked on getting hands-on experience in building with mud in Siwa and Fayoum, gaining an understanding about communities rooted in self-dependency. Through guidance, she learned to see the importance of the intersection between technical and social sciences; from this point on she has been working on finding this intersectionality in fields related to communities and the built-up realm.