Blog Post 9

In the first article, it begins with Hassan Saber reflecting on how the graffiti art in egypt has become a large part him and his memories with the revolution. As I have mention before, the last portion of my research is dealing with current policy or how the government has dealt with the graffiti. Anyways, in this article, the author describes how the government has completely changed the atosmphere in egypt. For example, “Nowadays I feel even the most optimistic person is deflated,” says Keizer, who is producing street art less frequently than he used to. “The revolution was stolen from beneath our feet,” he said, referring to the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. If you are seen or heard offending the government, you automatically considered a target. Reading this article, reminds me of our current government. Of course, ours is more liberal than egypt, but I feel that if we say something is not “socially acceptable”, we also become targets of harassment or punishment.In the second article, it focuses more on the current President Sisi. Ganzeer was often referenced in this article to show how brave he was for artwork. He knew that if he was to get caught, he would get in incredible amount of trouble. But the people of egypt believed that he was important for documenting the revolution.

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3 Responses to Blog Post 9

  1. nthees says:

    I love your blog design! Thanks for sharing such a cool video, did you do any research about the history of street art in Egypt? Was it used as much before the revolution?

  2. Christopher Micklethwait says:

    Good to open with the idea of varying perspectives on how graffiti is valued. Laws about insulting the presidency and the military are pretty severe in Egypt. I really want to know the name of the band performing the song in your video clip!

  3. mpatel5 says:

    I agree with you that graffiti played an essential role in the Arab Spring! I noticed that when we watched the Square. It was a way to show how Egypt was and how it was changing and growing. The video was super good; loved the music!

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