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Omar Nagati

Omar Nagati

MENA Cultural Innovators 2013

Omar is an architect, urban planner and university lecturer. He recently founded the urban research studio 'Cluster' in Cairo.

A practicing architect and urban planner, Omar is a graduate of Cairo University. He studied and taught at the University of British Columbia and University of California Berkeley, with a specific focus on informal urbanism.

He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to questions of urban history and design, and engages in a comparative analysis of urbanization processes in developing countries.

He currently teaches Urban Design Studio at the Modern Sciences and Arts University in Giza, and works as a part-time instructor at Cairo University. He recently co-founded CLUSTER, a new platform for urban research and design initiatives in downtown Cairo.