Lara Baladi receives fellowship from MIT's Open Documentary Lab
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
During the 2011 Egyptian uprising, multi-disciplinary artist and AIF board member Lara Baladi accumulated a massive digital archive of YouTube videos, images, press articles and more, that documented the events on the ground and around the world. The growing archive has resulted in two media initiatives in Tahrir Square: Radio Tahrir and Tahrir Cinema, which the artist co-founded and a series of works, such as the video installation Alone, Together…In Media Res, that propose a meaningful reading of chaos.
For autumn 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, Baladi received a fellowship from the OpenDocLab at MIT University (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to continue working with her archive and create a trans-media project titled, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age.