Bahia Shehab: A Thousand Times No

Bahia Shehab: A Thousand Times No

The artist explains the people of Egypt’s struggles from 2010–11, illustrated through street art Bahia Shehab was living in Cairo during the Arab Spring, a wave of protests in 2010 and 2011 that led to the overthrowing of many rulers in North Africa and the Middle East. Some people turned to graffiti to express resistance to … Continue reading Bahia Shehab: A Thousand Times No

1 June 2015  //  Bahia Shehab // TED


The artist explains the people of Egypt’s struggles from 2010–11, illustrated through street art

Bahia Shehab was living in Cairo during the Arab Spring, a wave of protests in 2010 and 2011 that led to the overthrowing of many rulers in North Africa and the Middle East.

Some people turned to graffiti to express resistance to oppression and injustice in the region.

Shehab was horrified by the treatment of protesters that she saw in her city, and created her own street art to express what she thought. Find out all about it in this video.

An artist and designer, Bahia Shehab is also associate professor of practice of art at The American University in Cairo.

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