MED-QUAD in Egypt organises a workshop on the virtual reality in the field of cultural heritage in the Mediterranean


The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), MED-QUAD project partner from Egypt, organises a local workshop entitled “the virtual reality in the field of cultural heritage in the Mediterranean: the case of Alexandria as (re)activating common urban imaginaries.” Dr. Mohamed Adel Dessouki presents two lectures on the Politics of Memory and Built Heritage in Alexandria. Lectures will take place on March 30th, 2022 (10:00-15:30, Egypt time).

Attendees from academia, industry, intellectuals, developers, artists, and activists are invited.

Participants expect their activities to contribute to local, sustainable development and cooperation between the four key players of innovation: higher education institutions/research centres, the state, businesses and society (local government) as the project is based on the quadruple helix approach.  Particular emphasis will be given to the university's role and the applied research for cultural heritage exploitation - ARCHEO living lab.

The lectures follow one of the Lab goals of taking into consideration the needs of the surrounding local community within the heritage area. It takes a fresh look at the many challenges faced by the arts and heritage sectors, through the symbolic and historical prism of the city of Alexandria and its influences on urban development in the Mediterranean and beyond.

It will work on developing and sharing knowledge of best practices in (Re)activating Common Urban Imaginaries in the industry and participating in jointly activities with professional and international organizations.

You can download the agenda and find the invitation here

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