Nubia:No More

As a part of the Designs for a Cooler Planet event, the Nubia: No More exhibition opens up a discussion on the Nubian vernacular architecture while comparing it to the modern-day use of earthen architecture, explains the phenomena of abandoning vernacular architectural practices, and finally elaborates the destructive outcome of High Aswan Dam. Displacement is a traumatic experience that happened in Egypt to Nubian communities, but it is still occurring worldwide to numerous communities, and it is essential to understand the repercussion of such actions have on the long term.

This research project is a collaboration between Aalto University and the University of Helsinki - the “Building Identities in Border Areas: Cultures, Narratives and Architecture” is a pilot project focusing on Nubian heritage funded by the Future Fund, University of Helsinki

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Image that illustrates Nubia disappearing under water
An illustration of Nubia in Egypt disappearing under the waters of the reservoir created by the construction of High Aswan Dam Image:Cansu Pylkkänen
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