Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, and global histories of anticolonialism, and her work focuses on the context of Egypt during the period of decolonisation in the mid-twentieth century. Her recently published book with Cambridge University Press is entitled Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt: The Politics of Hegemony (2020). A selection of published journal articles include: on Angela Davis in Egypt in the journal Signs; on Frantz Fanon and Egypt’s postcolonial state in Interventions: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies; on Gramsci and anticolonialism in the postcolony inTheory, Culture and Society; and on Nasserism in Egypt through the lens of haunting in Middle East Critique.

Sara Salem

Menna Agha is an architect and researcher, she holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Antwerp, and a MA in Gender and Design from Köln International School of Design. Menna was a 2019/2020 Spatial Justice fellow and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon, and the coordinator of the 2021 spatial justice agenda at the Flanders Architecture Institute. Menna is a third-generation displaced Fadicha Nubian; which ushers her research interests in race, gender, space, territory. Among her publications: “Nubia still exists: The Utility of the Nostalgic Space”, “The non-work of the unimportant: The shadow economy of Nubian women in displacement villages”, and "Liminal Publics, Marginal Resistance."

Menna Agha

Engy Mohsen is an artist, architect, and designer. While spatial design remains at the core of her interdisciplinary practice, she also explores the notions of ‘participation’ and ‘collectivity’ through hosting formats of meetings that invite non-artists and artists alike to think about how spaces can be organized to include the ‘other’. She holds a joint bachelor’s degree in architecture from the German University in Cairo and The Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany (2018). She took part in various independent art programs—namely Roznama Studio Program, MASS Alexandria, Artists for Artists Masterclass, and most recently the School of Commons. Engy Mohsen is 1/5 of the artist group K-oh-llective.

Engy Mohsen
Visual design

Frederick Kannemeyer is a South African-trained architect. He is interested in exploring and subverting ideas around digital space, queerness, and the politics and technicalities of online knowledge systems such as Wikipedia developed during his Masters (and as a result of being a child of the internet). His thesis investigated the limits of ‘Architecture’ and space-making and was in alignment with his interest in work that has social, cultural and historical significance. Currently, he is working collaboratively on a variety of projects that ranges from traditional architecture to architectures of decoloniality, storytelling, abolitionism, map-making and archive-building (and breaking). While he is often employed as a web designer on these projects, his expertise is cross-disciplinary. He works between different media including collage, photography, painting and coding, often breaking the rules of his chosen medium and celebrating the glitches.

Frederick Kannemeyer
Web design

Rudo Mpisaunga is an architectural designer and MArch student at Carleton University. Her interests are in the social value of architecture and how design can empower communities and strengthen their sense of identity. Her work examines how we form identities (individual, shared, and national) and how these identities manifest spatially to shape our relationship with place and space.

Rudo Mpisaunga