What Word Is This Place? Translating Urban Social Justice and Governance

Sherief Gaber Alongside the political transformations that Egypt has witnessed since 2011, there has been a concomitant transformation within Egyptian cities and a wealth of civil society initiatives seeking social justice in the urban environment. Architectural and planning practices, local NGOs and rights groups have sought new languages and new terminology to deal with the phenomena on the ground and […]

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Egypt – A View from the Revolution

Sherief Gaber As Interviewed by Elizah Flores, March 30, 2011 Whatever connection I had with Egypt was just screaming at me that I had to go. Introductory Profile: About Sherief Gaber Sherief Gaber is a twenty-six year-old graduate student at the University of Texas studying law and urban planning. He grew up in Memphis and went to college in Saint […]

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The Daily Texan

Published on February 28, 2011 at 12:00 am By Allie Kolechta A UT graduate student stood with protesters in downtown Cairo as they barricaded themselves against military attacks and fought for a revolution in the midst of former President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. Law and urban planning graduate student Sherief Gaber flew straight into Cairo on Jan. 30 to join the protests […]

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Deaths without dignity

21 August 2013, Mada Masr By Sherief Gaber   “You want to see the bodies? Ok then, here!” the man working at the morgue said, holding me and a friend by the arm and practically pushing us into a humid room filled with bodies, lying on slabs or on the floor and in various states of decay. We had been […]

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Maspero and memory

09-10-2013, Mada Masr By Sherief Gaber   Two years ago today, just after sunset, the Egyptian army murdered 28 people in the span of perhaps fifteen minutes. Many were shot, several were run over by armored vehicles zigzagging up and down the Corniche, and all this took just fifteen minutes. Bodies were carried into the lobby of an apartment building, […]

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Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory

by Middle East Studies Center at AUC Jadaliyya, 24 February 2014 On 19 February 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted Sherief Gaber, a member of the Mosireen film collective and researcher in housing rights and community development, for a lecture titled “Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory.’’ Gaber discussed the mission and activities of the Mosireen film […]

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