"Al-Hayat, La Maison des Vivants" Exhibition and Roundtable
You are warmly invited to an exciting roundtable discussion on the history of tuberculosis and Swiss people in Egypt, on Thursday, September 17 at 5pm, Espace Indiana, Vevey.
This roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss several themes in the framework of the exhibition: Al-Hayat, La Maison des Vivants.
- Vincent Barras, director of the Institute of Medicine in Lausanne, will discuss what tuberculosis meant at the beginning of the 20th century and the means deployed to fight it.
- Nadia Radwan, Assistant Professor of World Art History (Institut für Kunstgeschichte, University of Bern), will evoke the context of Egypt in the 1920s and 30s in connection with national "Renaissance" (Nahda) project and modernization under Fouad I.
- Leïla El-Wakil, architect and art historian (University of Geneva), will evoke the importance of Swiss people in the context of hotel industry and cure in Egypt through the example of Charles Baehler who was at the head of a real estate empire.
- Estelle Sohier, lecturer and researcher (Department of Geography and Environment, University of Geneva), will present Frédéric Boissonnas' photographs in Egypt.