‘Sidewalk Stories’ portrays 17 women from Egypt and abroad who got together in two workshops to exchange their experiences in the public space of Egypt’s capital. One of them was Sarah Seliman, a Cairene visual artist who took pictures and videos of her fellow participants at their favorite public spaces. These pictures come along with hand written statements in which these women not only discuss gender dynamics in Egypt in general and street harassment in particular - a phenomena 99,3% of all women in Egypt suffer from according to the UN. These women further demonstrate their creativity in order to claim their right to the public by presenting one empowerment-item which they use or wear in order to feel safer and more self-confident in Cairo’s streets.
The exhibition will be shown 22-23 June at Werkstatt der Kulturen. The Sidewalk Stories exhibition & panel discussion in Berlin are the result of a cooperation of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) and Mayadin al-Tahrir ميادين التحرير with the حكاوي الرصيف - Sidewalk Stories Project.
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Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 23, 2016
Werkstatt der Kulturen