Lama Said

Project Title: Decolonising a Profession: Built Heritage Conservation and Management in Post-Colonial Egypt

HEIs: The University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews

School: Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), Edinburgh College of Art

Dr Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica, ESALA, The University of Edinburgh.
Dr Rosie Spooner, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.
Dr Jasmine K. Gani, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews.

About Lama’s Research

Lama Said
Lama Said

The 20th century saw many formerly-colonised countries gain their independence. As a result, colonialism is often considered a relic of a bygone era. Yet, in reality, it remains ever-present. With the aim of contributing to ongoing debates on the legacies of colonialism, this research seeks to uncover and understand the continuing impact of colonialism on built heritage conservation and management in post-colonial contexts. With a particular focus on Egypt, this research will attempt to challenge and disempower outdated colonial notions and practices of heritage, as a first step towards devising context-sensitive decolonisation strategies for the profession.