Ranya Ayman Lotfy

Ranya Ayman Lotfy, an architect and urban designer, was a TA at German University in Cairo (2019-2022). Her research and work involve the art of visualization and illustration along with spatial and cultural studies. Currently working as an architect in Zuhair Fayez Partnership—a leading architectural, engineering, project management, construction management, and engineering information system consultancy firm in Saudi Arabia, her work ranges from conceptualization to schematic design. It allows her to work on a great variety of projects in terms of complexity and scale. Her Master research focuses on re-designing streets alongside the new settlements in New Cairo and how informal mobile coffee-shops create new expressions of the public spaces in relation to mobilities. She fondly remembers her first ride on the bicycle her father gave for her 10th birthday and the many trips to get around, run errands, and explore the neighborhood with her best friend. She experienced how moving from her old town to a new neighborhood with wider streets and longer distances cycling became rarer and is exploring new perspectives and solutions to cycling to deal with today’s challenges.