Yehia, MayeChercheur invitée (septembre-novembre)


Maye YEHIA is associate professor at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, where she teaches history and theory of architecture and urban design. After her graduation from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alexandria, she worked in the enterprise of her former professor Mohamed Awad for three years in architectural, urban design and conservation projects. In 2000 she obtained her Master Degree, and joined the European program of Euromed Heritage II « Patrimoines partagés : savoirs et savoir-faire appliqués au patrimoine architectural et urbain des XIXe et XXe s. en Méditerranée ». She earned her Ph.D. in Architecture in 2007 from the Faculty of Engineering– Alexandria University, entitled;“In Search of a Local Architectural Language, the case of Alexandria”. Since 2009, she is a member of the Committee for the Architectural and Urban Heritage (affiliated to the Governorate of Alexandria). Her research has been focused on urban design, regeneration, adaptive reuse, identity of the city of Alexandria and history of Modern Architecture.

Bibliographie (selected)

·        "The Architectural Trends of the 20th Century in the Alexandrian Built Environment: A Critical Review". First Conference on Architectural Heritage & Cultural Identity. Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Alexandria, 2005.

·        “La tardive prise de conscience du patrimoine récent en Egypte”. in Jean-Baptiste Minnaert (dir.), Histoires d’architectures en Méditerranée XIXe-XXe siècles. Écrire l’histoire d’un héritage bâti, Paris, Éditions de la Villette, 2005.

·         “Revamping the fading city: an exploration of place-identity issues in Alexandria, Egypt”. Architectural Design and Global Difference Conference. The multiple Faces of Identity in the Designed Environment. Nottingham Trent University, UK. 17-18 September 2009.

·        "On Nationalism: an appraisal of the experience of Egyptian architects". First Theoretical Currents Conference; Architecture, Design and the Nation. Nottingham Trent University, UK. 14-15 September 2010.

·        “Empowering Local Communities to Revitalise Old Quarters, Cases from Egypt” in Roderick J. Lawrence et al. (Eds.). Requalifying the Built Environment, Challenges and Responses. Advances in People-Environment Studies. Volume 4. IAPS. Germany: Hogrefe. 2012.

·        "Designing Residential Options for a better Future of Conservation areas: The Case of the Turkish Town of Alexandria".The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 6, Issue 4,pp.1-18, 2013.

·        “Green Urbanism : A Vision for Urban Renewal in Alexandria”. The First International Conference on: Global Climate Change, Biodiversity andSustainability : Challenges and Opportunities. Arab Academy for Science, Technology &Maritime Transport. University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Smithsonian Institution, Alexandria, Egypt, 15-18 April 2013.


Projet de recherche

One of the main problems of conservation of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries built heritage in Egypt is that a wide range of stakeholders, with clashing notions of heritage value, intervenes on the changes that occur on listed buildings and their environment. Consequently, existing inventories need to be reformed and updated to clearly express heritage values and to support the ongoing decision-making process effectively. The aim of the project to be conducted at the research unit InVisu (INHA); whose focus is on visual and textual information in art history, is to improve the management of the built heritage documentation by studying state-of-the-art methods of inventory systems. The research will focus on methods to facilitate synergy, information interchange and interaction with different levels of interface among architects, owners, regulators, decision-makers and the community. Taking advantage of the opportunity to learn fromthe experience of InVisu in digital technology, the research will provide guidance to a reliable, long-term access to managed database, keeping in mind the importance of interoperability and compatibility with existing systems for the implementation and the monitoring of conservation programs.