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Vox Populi

Tahrir Archives

010_03 / 28 July 2016

Vox Populi is an ongoing project by Lara Baladi, which includes a series of media initiatives, art projects, publications and a portal into web based archives of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its aftermath.


Published alongside the essay 'Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, Archiving as an Act of Resistance', this portal, Tahrir Archives, is an index of online archival projects, essentially English websites, on the 2011 Egyptian revolution.


Far from being exhaustive, this info graph is one step towards building an interactive timeline of data on the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.



Click the image below to enter Vox Populi: Tahrir Archives








About the author

Lara Baladi

Lara Baladi is an Egyptian-Lebanese artist who is internationally recognized for her multidisciplinary work. In her investigations into myths, archives, personal histories and socio-political narratives, Baladi makes use of a wide range of mediums including architecture, installations, collage, tapestry, perfume and sculpture.

Within her artistic practice, Baladi is active in socially engaged projects. In 2006, she founded the artist residency Fenenin el Rehal (Nomadic Artists) in Egypt's White Desert. During the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its aftermath, Baladi co-founded two media initiatives, Tahrir Cinema and Radio Tahrir.

Since 2014, Baladi has been a Fellow at MIT's Open Documentary Lab In 2015–16, she was the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at MIT's Centre for Art, Science and Technology (CAST). She has been a lecturer in MIT's Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) program since 2015.


She is on the Board of Directors of several institutions in the Middle East.