Saphinaz Amal Naguib in Journal of Transcultural Studies

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 …

Life among Soviet Ruins. Interview with Bjørnar Olsen

Bjørnar Olsen (UiT), director of Object Matters: Archaeology and Heritage in the 21st century, presents the CAS project After Discourse: Things, Archaeology, and Heritage in the 21st Century in this interview conducted by Karoline Kvellestad Isaksen at Centre for Advanced Studies in Oslo. Several issues of importance to the research project are introduced in the feature including overarching themes like …

Memory and its materiality: the crafting of heritage – by Saphinaz-Amal Naguib

Abstract of paper presented in Prague at the 1st Object Matters-workshop, 10-13 December, 2015. Memory and its materiality is about the transformation of fragments of material culture, unpretentious things, into heritage. Materiality does not merely refer to the material properties of things, their type, shape, measurements, texture and style. It also points to their relations to people and to what …