Fathy, Hassan. A Memorandum On The Application Of The Experience From The Gourna Project For Future Building Projects In The Rif. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Date: ca. 1960
This document was written when Fathy was serving as a technical advisor for Doxiadis Associates in Athens. In this memorandum, Fathy addresses the economical factors in rural and agricultural areas that prevent residents from utilizing the services of architects and engineers for new construction in their villages. According to Fathy, this void of architectural development ultimately leads to a generational gap of village life in comparison to urban life. Thus, Fathy enumerates the various methods and techniques that could possibly be employed in rural development in Egypt, using the experiences and observations from the Gourna project as a model for moving forward.