Jacaranda Magazine

Jacaranda: Advancing the Arts

For Tarek Atia, director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center, the arts in Egypt have a shining opportunity to reach the global stage. He directed the production of the TCC’s latest project, Jacaranda, a new platform for showcasing and discussing the arts, with that in mind — to help advance innovations in Egyptian arts by delving deep into the sector’s diversified areas.

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A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean

A collaboration between the Orlando Museum of Art and The American University in Cairo, A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, will feature artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo. Curated by Dr.

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Anthony Sattin lists AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center as one of the top places to visit in Cairo

In an artistic narrative on Egypt's boom back into tourism, British journalist Anthony Sattin lists AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center as one of the top places to visit in Cairo. Read about his take on the efforts of Minister Rania Al-Mashat '95 at reviving the industry and how some books by Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, will hel

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Meet Tarek Atia: Managing Director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center and Campus

Tarek Atia (SAB '90) came to AUC 30 years ago as an exchange student for a semester abroad at AUC Tahrir Square. Now he's back to AUC as the managing director of Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) and Campus. "AUC was one of the things which drew me back to Egypt like a magnet." Learn more about Atia's vision for the Tahrir Cultural Center and his plan to make it "the coolest place in downtown Cairo." #PeopleOfAUC

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Opening of AUC Tahrir Cafeteria

The newly renovated Tahrir Cultural Center celebrated the opening of the new cafeteria last night with a reception and concert. 

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Om Kalthom

The story of the premises goes way back

The monumental premises that is now Tahrir Cultural Center has been a cornerstone of downtown Cairo for over 150 years This building has had a connection to education long before it turned into a university.

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TCC Collective

TCC would love to welcome you home

As our first step into the cultural community, Tahrir cultural center made sure to highlight its main objective in building a platform that connects talents, opportunities and audience. It’s role in celebrating culture through art by combining 35 different artists in the first group exhibition in Tahrir Cultural Center.

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Celebrating Egypt's 1919 Revolution

To commemorate Egypt's 1919 Revolution, AUC hosted a day packed with events at its historic Tahrir Square campus to discussed the eruption of the 1919 revolution; the impactful role of women; and the aftermath and the socio-economic and public forces landscape at the time.

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Female Empowerment Through Art: From Past to Present

In 1951, Egyptian activist and poet Doria Shafik (1908 - 1975) led “a feminist congress” from Ewart Memorial Hall, gathering 1,500 women to march from the hall along Kasr el-Aini Street to the gates of Parliament. The march demanded that women be granted the right to vote. Egyptian women were granted suffrage in 1956.

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Right at the Center: Launching Cairo's New Cultural Hub

Saturday, February 9, 2019, marks the date of AUC's centennial year, and now, also commemorates the inauguration of the University’s new Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). With a ceremony hosted in the renovated Ewart Memorial Hall, opened with speeches from AUC President Francis Ricciardone; Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Amr Adly; and prominent businessman and investor, Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Investment Holding; there couldn’t be a more fitting venue or occasion for the center’s inauguration.

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AUC to Establish Tahrir Cultural Center

AUC recently signed an agreement with prominent businessman and investor Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Investment Holding, to support the establishment of AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) on its Tahrir Square campus. The agreement also entails the renovation of the buildings and spaces that host the center on campus.  The grand opening of the TCC is set to take place in February, with the launch of AUC’s yearlong centennial celebrations in 2019.   

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