Walls – what walls?

You MUST check out how Egypt’s young artists are transforming the walls erected Downtown…

On 9 March, one year after military police forcefully dispersed a sit-in at Tahrir Square, arrested protesters and tried them in military courts, a group of artists and activists launched their five-day graffiti campaign “Drawing through Walls.” A Facebook event was created, inviting people to join seven teams in painting “open streets.”

Wall art in Downtown Cairo

Wall art in Downtown Cairo. Photographed by Virginie Nguyen

Challenging the concrete structures, the artists prepared sketches of the streets on paper before they began working on the walls. Some sketches simply show the other side of the street, which most civilians, except for residents of the particular street, can no longer access. Others recreate scenes from the clashes, while some are hopeful and poetic.

Wall art in Downtown Cairo

Wall art in Downtown Cairo

Read the full story and see more amazing images at http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/723496

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