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PROGRAMME: 'Women on Walls' takes to Cairo streets to tackle women’s issues through graffiti

Beginning on Saturday 8 February and continuing until Thursday 13 February, Women on Walls will paint walls around Cairo

Ahram Online, Friday 7 Feb 2014
Women on Walls
Women on Walls project in Spring 2013 (Photo courtesy: Women on Walls)
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For six consecutive days between 8 and 13 February, the Women on Walls (WOW) project will take to the streets of Cairo to paint walls and talk about women’s issues and empowerment. As such, WOW aims at empowering artists, especially female graffiti artists.

WOW's initiative was born in spring 2013, when over 40 artists participated in the project and covered streets of four cities, Mansoura, Alexandria, Cairo and Luxor with art. The 2013 event saw artists transforming the walls of a downtown Cairo parking garage into a street art gallery.

This time, supported by Nazra for Feminist Studies and HarassMap, WOW will concentrate on downtown walls of the Sherif Street parking lot, near the Borg El-Lewa.  World-renowned Swedish graffiti artist Carolina Falkholt (street names: Blue and Grafitta) will also join in this year’s event, and will conduct a graffiti workshop.


Programme:

Saturday 8 February, 10am - 5pm 
Graffiti Workshop: Basic instructions and introductions on technique with Carolina Falkholt
Location: Wall of parking lot on Sherif St., by Borg El-Lewa.

Sunday 9 February, 10am - 7pm
Brainstorming Session: Discussion of ideas and how to get the message out, with Nazra and HarassMap.
Location: Nazra

Monday 10 February, 10am - 5pm
Graffiti Workshop: The workshop with Carolina Falkholt continues at the wall. Activists will support the workshop with information and engage in talks with people who pass by the wall.
Location: Wall of parking lot on Sherif St., by Borg El-Lewa.

Tuesday 11 February
10am - 5pm:
Graffiti Workshop: The workshop with Carolina Falkholt continues at the wall. Activists will support the workshop with information and engage in talks with people who pass by the wall.
Location: Wall of parking lot on Sherif St., by Borg El-Lewa.
7:30 - 9:30pm:
Seminar: Women and Walls. Why street art to talk about women?
Location: VENT, downtown
10 - 11pm:
Musical performance by a female musician (to be announced)

Wednesday 12 February, 10am - 5pm
Graffiti Workshop: The workshop with Carolina Falkholt continues at the wall. Activists will support the workshop with information and engage in talks with people who pass by the wall.
Location: Wall of parking lot on Sherif St., by Borg El-Lewa.

Thursday 13 February, 10am - 5pm
Graffiti Workshop: The workshop with Carolina Falkholt continues at the wall. Activists will support the workshop with information and engage in talks with people who pass by the wall.
Location: Wall of parking lot on Sherif St., by Borg El-Lewa.



Women on Walls
Women on Walls project in Spring 2013 (Photo courtesy: Women on Walls)

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