A glimpse of Saphinaz’ work on the Arab Spring and grafitti is available online in her recent article ‘Engaged Ephemeral Art: Street Art and the Egyptian Arab Spring’. In it she considers the ways an intangible oral heritage of popular sayings and poetry is very briefly transformed into concrete, powerful, politically laden images on the walls of urban public spaces and and how this heritage reflects on the afterlives of these images. Saphinaz also asks whether, in time, the same images that have been erased from the walls and now circulate on various Internet platforms will be included as part of the intangible heritage of Egypt.
The article is available for download at the open access platform at www.transculturalstudies.org
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