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Bouazizi’s Chair

A chair made in homage to Mohamed Bouazizi [Bo-ah-zee-zee], a martyr for the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East.

Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor in Tunsia, set himself on fire to protest the unemployment conditions in Tunsia. Suicide is viewed as one of the greatest sins you can commit against Allah, yet Bouazizi’s actions changed the lives of millions in the Middle East. Bouazizi was only 26 years old.

Made at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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