ABC: A Lesson in History // Lara Baladi


Copublished with Gato Negro Ediciones
60 pages
9” h x 6.75” w (23 cm x 17 cm)
Risograph printed

This ABC primer appropriates 1950s Egyptian educational tools of nationalistic indoctrination to reflect on the language and iconography which emerge in times of protest and revolution. It is part of a broader series of artworks which stem from the ongoing project Vox Populi: Tahrir Archives, an archive of digital data pertaining to global social movements which the author has gathered and performed in various media since 2011. ABC: A Lesson in History is dedicated to the thousands of illiterates among the many Egyptian protesters who fought for freedom and democracy in Egypt’s 2011 uprisings.