Arable Lands Lost LandsCharlotte Malterre-Barthes

Approaching land as a finite resource and investigating the decline in available agrarian land, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes uses land reform in Egypt as a case study to identify urban growth as the consumer of agrarian land by accentuating the dynamics arising from relationships between land tenure, agriculture and urbanisation.

Malterre-Barthes is an architect, scholar, and assistant professor of urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Principal of the urban design agency OMNIBUS, she directed the MAS Urban Design at the Chair of Marc Angélil (2014-2019), and holds a PhD from ETH Zurich on the effects of the political economy of food on the built environment, case study Egypt. She recently published Migrant Marseille: Architectures of Social Segregation and Urban Inclusivity (Berlin, Ruby Press), and co-authored Eileen Gray: A House under the Sun (London, Nobrow), Some Haunted Spaces in Singapore (Edition Patrick Frey), and Housing Cairo: The Informal Response (Berlin, Ruby Press).