Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Atef Said Lecture
“Spatio-Temporality or Spatio-Temporalities of Revolution?”
In this talk, Atef Said addresses two questions: do revolutions happen in one time and space or multiple times and spaces? In the lecture, Said presents key theoretical threads in his book-in progress “Tahrir: Revolution Squared.” He discusses how different bodies of literature dealt with the question of spatialities and temporalities of revolutions and presents his concept of “revolutionary boundary,” applied to the case of the Egyptian Revolution and the centrality of Tahrir Square in this revolution, as well as the implication of this centrality on the trajectory of the uprising. The talk is based on three stages of ethnographic and historical research on the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, which took place from 2011 to 2015.