Khaldun Bshara

Palestine 1972. Lives and works in Palestine.

Khaldun Bshara is an architect, restorer and anthropologist. He is the Director of Riwaq Centre in Ramallah, where he has worked since 1994 in documenting, protecting and restoring built Palestinian heritage. He received his B.Sc. 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). Interested in refugees, space and memory, he enrolled in the University of California, Irvine, on a Fulbright Scholarship where he obtained his MA in Anthropology in 2009 and his PhD in 2012. Bshara carried out many architectural design and architectural restoration projects in Palestine. He is also the editor of Riwaq’s Monograph Series on Architectural History of Palestine (2010-present), and the author or co-author of a number of books and articles, including “The Ottoman Saraya: All That Did Not Remain” (2017); “Biennales in Palestine: Thinking Art and Making Art” (2017); “The Structures and Fractures of Heritage Protection in Palestine” (2016).