Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

“Having studied and written about the home for over 20 years, it is hard to overestimate the critical role the home plays in shaping our everyday life, value system, and work ethics. We tend to attribute our emotional and memory references to home and family but overlook how such incredible social system crosses the boundaries of space and time to build a network of relations and connections that last our lifetime. HRF has rightly managed to place the role of the home at the forefront of intellectual debates and social dialogue. That’s why the Foundation’s work is critical to our sustainable future.”

Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem is Chair of Architecture and the Founding Director of Research at York School of Architecture at the University of York. Previously, he was a Chair in Architecture and the Founding Director of the Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (CAUGH), and co-lead of Global Heritage Research at Nottingham Trent University. He also lectured and taught architecture and design at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield and Queen’s University Belfast. Gamal advises several governments and international organisations on aspects of sustainable heritage preservation, urban planning and the architecture of home. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the 2014 recipient of the Jeffrey Cook Award for outstanding research in the Built Environment.