Fathy, Hassan. Introductory Address At The Islamic Cairo Conference. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Presented At: The Islamic Cairo Symposium
This document is a series of points, outlined by Fathy, that spur a debate about the identity of the ornamental design for Cairo in relation to its Islamic, Fatimid, and/or medieval character and past to the various architects, designers, and planners present at the conference. Fathy believed that modern housing and urban architecture was depriving the city of its 'ancient' enduring identity. He calls for the recognition of the Islamic and Fatimid past to the city when conceptualizing design ideas.