Arab Spring Monument
 

This is our tribute design for the fallen heros of the Arab Spring, fighting for a basic human right: freedom.

In December 2010 Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26 year old fruit seller in the Sidi Bouzid town of Tunisia performed self-immolation in a tragic protest of government corruption. This event not only instigated colossal protests in the Arab world, it also marked the beginning of the end of an era of autocracy, implanted by western colonialism almost a century ago.
 
As Studio Vural, we were moved by these tragic events and the cry of the human heart for freedom and dignity. The cry that started in Tunisia with Bouazizi's flames found its sculptural form in our monument designed initially for Tahrir Square and eventually intended for every city liberated in the Arab world from autocracy and corruption.

In December 2010 Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26 year old fruit seller in the Sidi Bouzid town of Tunisia performed self-immolation in a tragic protest of government corruption. This event not only instigated colossal protests in the Arab world, it also marked the beginning of the end of an era of autocracy, implanted by western colonialism almost a century ago.
 
As Studio Vural, we were moved by these tragic events and the cry of the human heart for freedom and dignity. The cry that started in Tunisia with Bouazizi's flames found its sculptural form in our monument designed initially for Tahrir Square and eventually intended for every city liberated in the Arab world from autocracy and corruption.

Design principal

Selim Vural, AIA

Project team

Serdar Vardar

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