Omar Degan’s passion for Somalia, combined with his ability to infuse his creativity and empathy for his cultural identity into his architecture, made for well-woven and delivered TEDxEuston talk. While taking the audience on a journey through belonging in post-conflict communities, Omar shares his personal journey to his own identity. His architecture and designs are the result of this journey, centred by his belief in cultural understanding and community involvement- especially in helping to heal a post-conflict community through architecture. In his words, “Architecture can be a symbol of a renaissance, it can be a representation of cultural identity.
Intro music – Blue boss by Sampa the great
Architect This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at