Tahrir Images and Narratives (1900-2011)

Apr 17
Apr 22
9:00 am
9:00 pm
Armenian Room

This exhibition displays images and narratives of Tahrir from the past century, recovering its forgotten landmarks and its moments of collective action. It revives the square as a space of grief and joy, a space of mourning crowds at times and a republic of dreams at others. It reminds us of moments when AUC was at the heart of the square and the students at the heart of its protests and of how much Tahrir has changed over the years. It celebrates the square as a space that has kept, beyond its spectacular architectural restructuration, its powerful magic. This exhibition is put together with the contribution of the students of ARIC 5102 Cairo in the Cultural Imaginary, under the supervision of their instructor, and in cooperation with the Rare Books and Special Collections Library.