Welcome to life in the City of the Dead as Agnieszka Dobrowolska returns to Leighton House, following her successful talk as part of London Craft Week 2018. Listen to her fabulous lecture as we explore life in a unique urban environment.
The vast Muslim cemeteries of Cairo, known as the “City of the Dead”, were always meant to be a city for the living. Today, they stretch for more than eight kilometres, forming a unique urban and social environment, part of a World Heritage Site and home to approxmiately 1 million people.
Agnieszka will share more on ARCHiNOS Architecture’s restoration project in in the Sultan Qaitbey area of the cemetery, a project that combines historic preservation with cultural and social development components. She will discuss the difficulties of balancing conservation needs alongside the lives of the local community in Cairo. The work is funded primarily by the European Union with support from The Barakat Trust among others.
The Barakat Trust is delighted to be working in collaboration with Leighton House Museum on a series of talks for the Autumn.