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Voices from Post-Revolutionary Egypt 

November 13, 20177:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In English with simultaneous translation.

Virginia Pisano, a researcher who specializes in contemporary cultural movements in the Arab world and Egyptian journalist Lina Attalah are taking part in this round table discussion.

The event will be moderated by Leila Nachawati, a professor of Communication at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.

The generation gap in Arab countries became apparent during the uprisings of 2011. The cultural expressions by youths in the streets, from Tunis to Sanaa and Manama, made creativity a political virtue for moving forward in terms of freedom of expression and other individual liberties. Graffiti, street theater, slogans and new compositions by urban troubadours demonstrated a dynamic power in 2011 that surprised not only their parents, but also youths themselves. Six years after the uprising in Tahrir Square, now is a good time to perform a review of the legacy, innovation and portrayal of Arab cultures and reflect upon these events.

Virginia Pisano (Milan, 1983) has a degree in History from the Sorbonne (Paris) and in Middle East Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She has worked for various cultural organizations as an art project coordinator, focusing on the Arab world and the Mediterranean space, including the Medinea network at the Festival of Aix, the AlefBa project by the Royaumont Foundation and the cultural translation project Transeuropéennes. Along with her research and cultural management activities, Virginia Pisano is currently working towards a career in radio documentary production and is specializing in today’s Egyptian music.

Lina Attalah is a journalist and well-known figure in the Egyptian media. Editor of the website Mada Masr, she was formerly an editor for the Egypt Independent. Attalah studied journalism at the American University of Cairo and has worked on many different projects based on research using multimedia outputs. She has written for the English language version of Al-Masry Al-Youm, Reuters, the Cairo Times, the Daily Star and the Christian Science Monitor. She worked as a radio producer and campaign coordinator for the BBC World Service in 2005. She is active in the fight against restricting honest journalism and has more than 42 million followers on Twitter.
Voices from Post-Revolutionary Egypt 
Graffiti which appeared in the streets of Cairo showing the image of popular Egyptian musician Sheikh Imam.