About eL Seed
El Seed is a French-Tunisian street artist whose works incorporate traditional Arabic calligraphy, a style he calls calligraffiti. Since the 2011 Tunisian revolution, eL Seed has consciously used his art as a tool of political expression, much like Egypt’s Mohamed Mahmoud graffiti. He cites the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and the Iraqi artist Sundus Abdul-Hadi as inspirational figures whose art was able to spark political change.
El Seed uses Arabic calligraphy and a distinctive style to spread messages of peace, unity and to underline the commonalities of human existence. His artwork can be found all over the world and consistently aim at unifying communities and redressing stereotypes.
For this new edition of the General Assembly, Thinkers & Doers invites the international artist el Seed to invest the city. Essaouira will be the first moroccan city to welcome an art piece from the internationally known artist who’s already marked its passage through different cities around the world (Paris, Dubai, Toronto, Cairo, Philadelphia, Cape Town…).