Coffee#9 Heritage as a Driver for Development | By: May Al-Ibrashy

Saturday 8th of August 11:00-12:30 Cairo Time

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Athar Lina is a participatory initiative to establish modalities of citizen participation in heritage conservation based on a vision of heritage as a resource not a burden. Based in al-Khalifa in Historic Cairo and run by Megawra-Built Environment Collective, Athar Lina works on conservation, heritage education, urban revitalization and heritage industries. Since 2012, it has conserved four historic domes and is currently working on the conservation of al-Imam al-Shafi’i Shrine. It runs a program to improve infrastructure, services and open spaces within the framework of comprehensive conservation and management plans for al-Khalifa’s neighbourhoods. This is directly linked to its Ground Water Research Project which seeks to resolve problems of groundwater rise in heritage sites by extracting and reusing it for the benefit of the community. It also runs a Heritage Education Program for women and children and a Heritage Design Thinking School which explores the potential of heritage for job creation.

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