AUTHOR: Dalila Ghodbane
CONTEXT: ASNET Seminar, Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, org. by Emi Goto, discussant: Toshio Ootsuki, February 28, 2019
KEYWORDS: construction, knowledge, microclimate, Cairo, architecture
As heat waves are increasing, with serious consequences on public health and cities livability, high-tech solutions alone are not enough to answer climatic challenges in urban environment. In places like Cairo, where public authorities at the city scale has few means to invest in measures for mitigating climatic problems, investigating other channels of actions becomes a necessary step that remains to be done. Therefore, I chose to investigate domestic practices and building activities related to climate, that, despite shaping the majority of the built environment of Cairo today, remains apart from the field of what is recognized as architecture.