How the stunning mural of Alexandria took shape
Inspired by the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula, and the stories of We Still Have a Chance, artist and architect Rana Hemdan set about creating a powerful mural that would create a visual legacy for the project.
Over the course of two weeks, Rana worked with volunteers to transform a wall at the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, installing her vision over a span of 15-by-4.2 metres. She says:
“This message of the mural is how the youth of today are our agents of change. The hands depict the cradling of nature and how young people are in a position to take control of the future of the planet.”
Visitors to the Center – which contains an exhibition of artwork created from marine plastic pollution – pass through the mural itself to access the interior.
The project is supported by Banlastic and the Jesuit Centre and was funded by The Knowledge E Foundation, who are also funding two further murals in Cairo and Exeter.