The Right to the City and Public Space
Public Space Spring Seminars: Social Movements and Reclaiming Public Space
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Mar 4, 2013 6:30pm
Organized by: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights [EIPR]
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Venue: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights [EIPR]
Address: 6 Dar El-Shefa St., Ground Floor, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/615232928502251/, www.eipr.org


Social movements have evolved as a major political actor in Egypt and in other parts of the world during the last two years. social movement related activity has introduced new tactics in protest, post ideological means of mobilization, and cross class collective action. Such movements have liberated spaces of hope and helped in redefining the relationship between masses and public space. 

In different parts of the world, social movements have raised issues like ownership of public space, individual and group representation in public space, and it's use as means of social and political communication. 

The discussion aims to explain the political and social dimensions of social movements in revolutionary Egypt and their relationship to public space. 

Ziad Akl, senior researcher-political sociology specialist at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, will be moderating the discussion. 

The seminar is a part of a series called "Public Space Revolutionized" organized by the Right to the City and Public Space group and hosted by the EIPR (Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights).