Magda Mostafa, associate chair of the Department of Architecture, participated in the Egyptian National Pavilion at the 16th International Venice Architectural Biennale last week. She was joined at the biennale by two AUC alumni: Salma Nassar and Salsabil Fahmy.
Mostafa's work "The Juxtopolis© of Cairo: the City as Resource, Space as a Solution" was based on six years of research/design and studio work. The development of this work began in 2012 with her book "Learning from Cairo: Global Perspectives and Future Visions." Her work continued at Columbia University's 2014 seminar on the Arab City and its resultant book "The Arab City: Architecture and Representation," which also features the Juxtopolis© Pedagogy.
The work was featured in the number one spot in the Guardian's review of "the most eye-catching and intriguing urban explorations" at this year's Biennale.