Recommended Articles

Last updated in September 2013

Below is a list of recommended articles on graffiti in Egypt

  • Videos

Graffiti convey stories of Egypt revolution. Al Jazeera. 27 February 2012. Online

Video interview with Bahia Shehab. ZDF. 28 June 2013. Online.

YouTube. ‘Ammar Abo Bakr: Bombs!’. FreshmilkTV.  21 November 2012.

  • Articles

‘Erasing history’: Egyptians bristle after graffiti murals painted over. NBC News. Online. 20 September 2012. Reuters.

Egyptian Graffiti artists target whitewashed walls and the president. Photoblog NBC News. 21 September 2012. Reuters.

Street Art in Egypt After the Revolution: An Interview with Keizer. May 31, 2013. Online.

Abaza, Mona. ‘The Revolution’s Barometer’. Jadaliyya. Online. June 12, 2012.

Abaza, M. Walls, Segregating Downtown Cairo and the Mohammed Mahmud Street Graffiti. Theory Culture Society.30 January 2013. p.122-139.

Abaza, M. ‘The Buraqs of “Tahrir”’. Jaladiyya. Online. May 27, 2012.

Abaza, M. ‘Intimidation and resistance, Imagining Gender in Cairene Graffiti. Jaladiyya. Online. 30 June 2013.

Ali, A. ‘Alexandria Re-imagined: The Revolution through Art’. Jadaliyya. Online. 25 January 2013.

Batrawy, A. ‘Egypt Revolution Graffiti Covers the Streets’. Huffington Post. 29 January 2012.

Berger, Marie-Jeanne. Egypt: Art and the Revolution. 9 May 2013.

Beach, A. ‘Revolutionary road: the urban showcase of Egypt’s uprising’. The Independent. 9 octobre 2012.

Biel, E. ‘Revolution Graffiti: Reclaiming Public Space, Reclaiming Freedom in the New Egypt.’ The Yale Globalist. 27 October 2011.

Casey, N. Graffiti is Redefining Public Spaces in Post-Revolutionary Cairo. WSJ Middle East Real Time. Online. May 26, 2013.

Charbel, Jano. ‘Graffiti week returns with calls to resume revolution’. Egypt Independent. 25 January 2012.

Chick, Kristen. ‘Egyptian Graffiti Artist Ganzeer arrested amid surge in political expression.’ Christian Science Monitor. Online. May 26, 2011.

Coletu, Ebony. ‘Visualizing Revolution: The Politics of Paint in Tahrir’. Jadaliyya. April 18, 2012.

El Dahshan, M. (2012) ‘Art Conquers Walls in Cairo’. Foreign Policy.  March 19,2012.

El Nabawi, M. (2013) Graffiti Campaigns Bring Women and Children into Street Art. Egypt Independent. 18th February 2013.

El Shimi et al. ‘Street Art: Occupied walls to go beyond the revolution.’ Al Ahram English Online. 12 June 2012.

Hendawi, H. (2012) Preserving Egypt’s Revolutionary Graffiti. Associated Press. October 7, 2012.

Kennard, M. ‘Global Art Uprising: How the revolutionary spirit transformed creativity’. The commentfactory. 27 February 2012. Online.

Lindsey, U. Art in Egypt’s Revolutionary Square. Middle East Research and Information Project. Online. January 2012.

Mackay, R. ‘Cairo’s Revolutionaries Reclaim Wall’. NYT The Lede. 20 September 2012.

Malleo, Maria Antonietta. ‘Through the Streets of Cairo’. Arte e Critica.

Pratt, N.‘Egyptian Women: Between Revolution, Counter-Revolution, Orientalism, and “Authenticity”’ Jadaliyya. May 6 2013

Rashed, W. Egypt’s Murals Are More Than Just Art, They Are a Form of Revolution. Smithsonian Magazine. Arts & Culture. May 2013. Online

Shehab, B. ‘The New revolution in Egypt and why I wanted to feminize it: An essay’. Fellowsblog.Ted. Online. 5 July 2013.

Smith, A. Revolution Graffiti: Street art of the New Egypt. 27 March 2013. Book review.

Shaw, A. ‘Graffiti art honours Egypt’s revolution’. The art 27 October 2011. Online

Stone. Z. This Moving Street Art Helped Topple A Dictator During the Arab Spring. Co Exist.  Online.

Talon, C. Cairo’s superficial clean-up brings graffiti artists out in force. The Guardian. 9 October 2012.

Trew, B. Al Ahram English. When Walls Talk: Documenting Egypt’s Revolutionary Graffiti. 23 September 2012.

Wood, Josh. ‘The Maturing of Street Art in Cairo’. NYTimes. Middle East. Online July 27, 2011.

Women on Walls Project. Online

  • Books

Edited by Chris Berry, Janet Harbord, Rachel O. Moore. Public Space, Media Space. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. 2013.

Khatib, L. Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle. New York: I.B Tauris & Co Ltd. 2012.

Lewisohn, C. (2008) Street Art. London: Tate Publishing.

Macdowell, L. (2006) In Praise of 70K: Cultural Heritage and Graffiti Style. Continuum: Journal of Media& Cultural Studies. 20 (4). P.471-484

Mathieson, E. and Tàpies, X. A. (2012) Street Artists: the Complete Guide. London: Graffito.

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