Telling the story of the Arab Spring through Graffiti

During the summer, Gisele El Khoury, director of the LRC, worked on creating an interactive map for students and faculty interested in the Arab Spring. The map includes 32 examples of graffiti from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain. Each instance has two points: the first point, in red, includes visual representation, the story behind it, an English translation of the text, and the name of the artist. The second point, in blue, and includes a video related to the piece of graffiti. In the title, El Khoury includes the medium used. Each of these points indicates the approximate location of the graffiti on the map. Click here to see the final result. The interactive map was sponsored by the ‘Crossing Boundaries,’ an interdisciplinary humanities project at St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation”.