Seif El Rashidi

Project Development Officer for the HLF ‘Layers of London’ Project

Seif El Rashidi is the project development officer for Layers of London, a project to create a website bringing together a significant collection of historic maps and other London-related resources for the first time, and working with community groups, schools and the general public to encourage them to contribute information about the London that they know.

Before joining the IHR, Seif was the Magna Carta Programme Manager at Salisbury Cathedral (2014-2016) and the coordinator of Durham World Heritage Site (2008-2014). Prior to that, he worked for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Historic Cities Programme on urban conservation and heritage management (1997-2008), and for Ahmad Hamid Architects (1995-1997), both in Cairo.

He has a masters degree in city design and social science from the London School of Economics, and another in the history of art and architecture from the American University in Cairo.

His research expertise is in urban conservation, heritage management, interpretation and engagement, and history of art and architecture, especially of the Islamic world.
He is currently working on a book about the tents and tentmakers of Cairo, (with Sam Bowker), to be published in 2018.