Vortragsthema: „Architectural and Urban Distinctions of Hstorical Jeddah“, Vortrag auf Englisch mit Powerpoint Projektion
Datum: Donnerstag, 25. September, 19.30 Uhr
Professor Hisham Mortada is a critic, educator and researcher in the field of architecture and urban planning. He teaches Saudi architectural heritage at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. He holds a Ph.D. of Architecture from Edinburgh University; UK, Masters of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University; USA, and a Bachelor of Architecture from King Abdul Aziz University. Prof. Mortada is widely published, and topics of his research vary from traditional architecture and urbanism of Saudi Arabia to old Muslim city and Islamic architecture. Prof. Mortada has lectured in more than thirty countries worldwide. His book “Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment” has been internationally well received. His last research work in which Prof. Mortada spent more than 3 years surveying traditional built environment of more than 100 cities and villages of Saud Arabia, focused on the architectural and urban values of Historic Jeddah, which the UNESCO has recently registered in the World Heritage List.