Essam Refaat is an architect, artist, and an academic. He graduated from the distinguished faculty of Fine Arts, University of Alexandria in 2004. He is responsible for the design and execution of visual studies, observational drawing, modeling, and urban sketching for both formative and advanced levels in the faculty. Essam has a unique teaching profile that is based on exposing his students to purposeful models which depict successful solutions to the issues they are asked to address through art. His method encourages students to think and work creatively in a fun and productive environment. Besides teaching, he launched his own collective art series, AMARANTOS, in 2012 and is currently researching on the examination of art in public space in Alexandria from a populist view.