MENNA AGHA is a doctoral researcher in the architecture program at the University of Antwerp, she works under the umbrella of Henry Van der Velde research group. Menna holds a Bachelor degree in architecture from Egypt and a master’s degree in Design from Germany. Her current research looks at architecture's role in gendered tensions within contexts of involuntary resettlement, focusing on the Nubian case. Menna is a third generation displaced Fadikka Nubian, with work experience in the fields of academia, development, and architecture practice. She was a lecturer at the German University in Cairo, in addition to collaborating on several projects with development agencies.
This research project-and Menna’s Research in general- focus on spatial injustice in the case of disposition, with a particular focus on gender aspects. The research aims to understand spatial issues and explained these phenomena within macro political trends anticipate changes and produce tools to influence spatial production towards a fair shared space of the marginalized and the displaced. This project aimed to contribute to knowledge on Nubian places, as well as look at subtle public stigmas, with the unwavering goal of researching local communities from within, looking critically at data offered by the state and international development organization.
This Platform is a documentation of research conducted by Menna Agha, Especially her doctoral research which aims to understand the spatial transformation of Nubian settlement in the south of Egypt, after half a century of displacement resettlement. Menna looks at her settlement “Qustul”. All outcomes of this research will be published on this platform, The Digital platform is intended to be a future hub for research and discussion about resettlement, spatial justice, and social equity. This platform is aimed at researchers as an open source as well as a platform to disseminate knowledge about Nubia to non specialist audience.