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A Dictionary of the Revolution: Documenting Public Political Speech in Egypt

April 22, 2017
2:00pm  -  2:15pm
Gallery 400 Lecture Room

A Dictionary of the Revolution documents the rapid amplification of public political speech following the uprising of 25 January 2011 in Egypt, through a series of imagined ‘national dialogues’ prompted by 125 key terms. Amira Hanafi will talk about designing an art object to engage hundreds of everyday Egyptians in documenting political speech. The discussion will focus on listening as a radical act, and how it lays the foundation for recording diverse popular narratives.

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