Sidewalk Stories - A Photography Exhibition
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Sep 1–21, 2015
Sep 1, 2015 6:00pm
Organized by: Sidewalk Stories
Venue: Tahrir Lounge
Address: 5 El Bostan St., off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
P.O. Box 7, Mohamed Farid 11518
Event Language: English and Arabic

Who am I meeting today – friends and family or my coworkers maybe? What would be appropriate clothing and how will I reach my destination? 
These are some thoughts we might have when “getting ready”. Before entering the public space in Cairo however, women deal with a lot more questions. 

We asked: What are these preparations? How are women approaching the matter of going out in the streets? Is there something that makes them feel safer or more confident and comfortable in a man-dominated public space where according to UN statistics 99,3% (2013) of all women have faced sexual harassment? 

This exhibition portraits 17 young women, from Egypt and abroad, at their favorite space in Cairo with an item that they use, apply or wear when entering the streets of Cairo. It is the second phase of the حكاوي الرصيف - Sidewalk Stories project which started off with two workshops in May 2015 and now continues in cooperation of the Tahrir Lounge. We are happy to announce that the exhibition will be traveling to other cities in Egypt and that through this cooperation more workshops are about to come in the next, third stage! 

Discover the creativity women use claiming their public space and what they have to say about it. 

Photos taken and exhibition curated by Sarah Seliman:, organized by Maria Neubert and Anna-Theresa Bachmann and supported by Tahrir Lounge.

Opening event: September 1st , 7pm 
Duration of the exhibit: September 1- 21
Opening hours: Sun - Thurs 9am - 5pm
Special opening hours: Sept 9+10: 9am - 8pm
Location: Tahrir Lounge @ Goethe Institut, 5 Bustan Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown