Khaldun Bshara

Khaldun Bshara is an architect, restorer and anthropologist. Bshara is currently the Director of Riwaq Centre, Ramallah, Palestine, where he has worked since 1994. He received his BSc in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University (1996) and his MA in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (2000). On a Fulbright scholarship, Bshara joined the University of California, Irvine, where he obtained his MA in Anthropology in 2009 and a PhD in 2012.

Bshara has carried out many architectural design and architectural restoration projects in Palestine. In addition, he is the editor of Riwaq’s Monograph Series on Architectural History of Palestine (2010-present), and the author and co-author of a number of books and articles, including: “The Structures and Fractures of Heritage Protection in Palestine” (2016), “Spatial Memories: The Palestinian Refugee Camps as Time Machine” (2015), and “Heritage in Palestine: Colonial Legacy in Postcolonial Discourse” (2013).

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