Mohieldin Gamal, cofounder of Modern Sudan Collective, discusses art, architecture, and preservation in post-2019 Khartoum

Mohieldin Gamal is a Sudanese architect, studio tutor, and researcher currently based in Cairo. In 2019 he cofounded a group called Modern Sudan Collective and Docomomo’s Sudan chapter; both are dedicated to preserving modern architecture in Khartoum and throughout the country.

Gamal, an instructor at the University of Khartoum, was forced to flee Sudan’s capital last May after fighting between warring factions broke out. As of November 2023, it’s estimated that approximately 10,000 people have been killed in the civil war just in the past six months. AN spoke with Gamal about Sudan’s 2019 revolution; post-revolutionary Sudanese art, architecture, and film; and how Khartoum modernism

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