Ahmed Morsi

Cairo
Egypt

Short CV

PROJECTS

2015
Participated in “Mapping Cairo” workshop
Organized by “Studio Meem” in collaboration with the Japan Foundation in Cairo. Within the framework of a travelling exhibition about struggling cities in Japan, the aim of the 10 day workshop was to analyze and visually map and represent urban issues Cairo faces as a struggling city. The outcome was exhibited at “Gezira Art Center in Zamalek and in the Egyptian pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

2014-2015
Participated in “Designbuild” studio project
As the pilot project of the EDBKN program in Cairo in collaboration with the GUC, Dahab island, one of the protected Nile islands in Cairo, was chosen to design and construct a light-weight multifunctional public space beneath the Ring Road bridge. My team’s design was one of the two final designs chosen to be merged and I participated throughout the construction period. Construction was finalized in April 2015.

2014
Participated in “European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design (EWWUD)
7-day workshop aimed at analysing the current urban situation of the coastal town of Cascais 30 kilometres west of Lisbon and making a design proposition to tackle the several urban issues the recently thriving town faces.

2013
Participated in a summer design course for top ranking students
Project to design a hotel on a plot of land near Stuttgart’s Hauptbahnhof near the city center that would be one of many resulting empty plots due to the controversial “Stuttgart Einundzwanzig” project.

2013
Participated in Ecotourism Cakrawala Project
90-day program aiming to raise awareness about enviornmental issues and promote ecotourism in West Jawa’s ecological hotspots.

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2017 - Present
Architect at CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research)
Role entails Architectural as well as Interior design with focus on Refurbishment/ Re-purposing projects, producing construction documents and site supervision.


July 2014
Intern at Shehayeb Consult
Training employees at the newly developed Urban Upgrading Units (UUU) in Cairene districts with rampant post-revolution informal construction to work with the previously developed “Maximizing Use Value” guide. The guide aims to provide ways to recognize and legitimize self-help initiatives by the local community and develop a link between them and the local government.

Contact

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Facts

North Africa

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