Salma Belal Ahmed Soliman Mentorship Awards recipient

SB Profile


  • Building Beyond


  • Artistic Research
  • Criticism
  • Media/Journalism


  • Egypt
Salma Belal is an architect and urbanist from and based in Cairo, Egypt. Through her work, Belal seeks to explore different forms of engagement with urban activism, inspired by Cairo’s complex and continuous flux. As a researcher and designer she works on multidisciplinary projects, tackling conservation and built heritage, advocacy for urban justice, and public-space upgrading. Salma is interested in spatial and cultural practices, particularly in how cities are shaped and mediated through politics, space and time. Her experience in teaching Architecture and Urban Design at various academic institutions has also devised her curiosity in exploring alternative pedagogies through collective learning.