Between Expansion and Regeneration

Virtual Joint Conference

PAUMME         WAUMME         SAUMME
Joint Conference, Cairo, Egypt
November 25-27, 2020
Conference call is open
Exhibition & Competition
Important Announcement:
Due to the current conditions, the board decided the following:
1. The joint conference will be held online on November 25-27 2020
2. All participation will be free of charge.
3. Last call for abstract and entries submission is extended to October 02nd 2020. 
4. Deadline for full paper submission is extended to October 26th 2020. 
5. All accepted papers will have the opportunity to be published as a book chapter or in an International Journal.  
6. Special session for PAUMME projects - Competition.
Call for Papers


The Mediterranean and Middle East regions have long played an integral, if sometimes volatile, role in the urbanization of the world. The Mediterranean littoral has witnessed rapid growth of population between the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, from 281 million to 470 million inhabitants.  

Call for Projects

The main objective of the exhibition is to foster the integration of Mediterranean and Middle East cultures into contemporary parameters of Architecture and Urban identities. It emphasizes and values the role of Architecture and Urbanism as a platform for social cohesion. PAUMME pursues to highlight and commend the excellence in Mediterranean and Middle East Architectures in ...


Contributions From +21 Countries 

Meet the Speakers


Prof. Dr. Paolo Colarossi 

Former Director of Urban Planning at the “La Sapienza” University, Rome, Italy

Prof. Dr. Martha Thorne

Dean, IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, Spain and Executive Director of Pritzker Architecture Prize


Prof. Dr. Ashraf Salama 

Professor of Architecture and Director of Research on Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Prof. Dr. Hossein Sadri

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Girne American University CYPRUS and Lecturer of Architecture Contemporary Challenges at Coventry University UK

Prof. Dr. Murat Soygenis

FAIA RIBA UIA, Architect and Professor Founding Partner of S+ ARCHITECTURE

Prof. Dr. Attilio Petruccioli

Former Aga Khan Professor of Architecture for Islamic Societies at MIT and Director of the Aga Khan Program at MIT and Harvard University 1994 – 1998

Prof. Dr. Carola Hein

Professor and Head of the History of Architecture and Urban Planning Chair at TU Delft

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Carta

Professor of Urbanism and Regional Planning, Academic Senator of the University of Palermo

Prof. Dr. Olimpia Niglio

Comparative history of architecture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan






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