Library Circles: Reem Khorshid

Library Circles feature research, talks and experimental interventions by UAE practitioners in the Jameel Library and Jameel Arts Centre. The programme explores alternative research methodologies and representations with a focus on ‘thinking in public’.

This iteration of Library Circles presents a research display by researcher Reem Khorshid, in the spaces leading up to the Jameel Library. The research tracks the import and export of infrastructure and institutional models between Egypt and the Gulf, reading state-relationships and socio-political histories. These exchanges and their histories vary from educational frameworks to urban planning developments, including contributions by Egyptian architects in the Gulf to the new developments underway by Gulf real-estate developers pertaining to the New Capital in Cairo.

Reem will also be giving a talk at the Jameel Library on Wednesday, 25 September.

Reem Khorshid

Reem Khorshid is a UAE-based architect and researcher holding a bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering and Technology from Cairo University, Egypt. She is currently working as the lead researcher of ‘Building Sharjah’, an upcoming book about modern architecture in Sharjah that documents the emirate’s architecture and urban development. 

Reem has worked briefly on other research projects in Egypt about Cairo’s modernism and urban Informality. Earlier this year, she was a panelist at the Arab Conference at Harvard, where she spoke about the planning of modern Arab universities. Reem had also spoken at Yale University’s Gulf Architecture Symposium and the 10th Gulf Research Meeting at the University of Cambridge. Her articles have been featured by Egypt’s Mada Masr and the Daily News Egypt.

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