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As part of the “Farah el-Bahr” festival organized by the Anna Lindh
Foundation, a huge mosaic was collectively created outside the Citadel of
Qaitbay in Alexandria. Around 500 people took part in the five coloring
stations set up by Mahatat team in different neighborhoods in Alexandria,
including in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the tram stations Boukly and
Mahatat Masr, and Midan Mansheya.
Two artists, Sarah Hany and Dahlia Refaat, actively participated in the
project, which encouraged dialogue and collective work between passersby and
the artists involved.
Passersby were invited to color on cardboard and the pieces were assembled
to create a mosaic imagining “the other side of the sea”. The mosaic was used
to promote the festival, which was attended by around 2000 people.
Sarah Hany, Dahlia Refaat
Anna Lindh Foundation ,
Goethe Institute in Alexandria