Khamsa w Rage'a
Mental Health is a highly discussed topic around the world and as almost all countries, Egypt faces a number of problems concerning Mental Health Care and the stigma surrounding it. According to research findings, 28% of Egyptians suffer from depression. Young Adults face a lot of pressure in Egypt, in their transition to adulthood they experience far-reaching changes in their social and economic roles in society which adds on pressures and stress to their daily life. This Project aims to raise awareness on Depression in Egypt through teaching the community about the hidden signs of depression and how to recognize them, while understanding the journey and needs of someone with depression. Khamsa w Rage’ takes part on a mythical land where depression has its own language, culture and creatures. Among this land, we get to see a depressed person going through his own journey in search for a purpose, love and acceptance. Through this journey you see the portrayal of misconceptions about depression while learning and noticing the signs of depression.
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Helmy, Haidy, "Khamsa w Rage'a" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 145.
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This project is part of “ Holy Shift- Fifth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class Fall 2019” catalog. "Holy Shift" is the title of the Fifth Senior Students Exhibition. It included 30 graduation projects that are broadly divided into four themes: Designing for Cultural and Social Impact Projects presented under this category offer creative tools to critically address social problems. The second theme is; Reimagining Cultural Heritage. The third theme is Designing Future Experiences, and the forth theme “Designing for Education” Graduating Committee: Adly Tomah (CEO, Gemini Enterprises Africa) Ahmad Hefnawy (Founder, Cairopolitan) Ahmad Saqfalhait (Associate Professor of Practice in Design, AUC) Ahmed AlLaithy (Technology Transfer Director, AUC) Bahia Shehab ( Professor of Practice in Design, AUC) Bassem Yousri (Visual Artist, Graphic Design Adjunct Faculty, AUC) Hani Mahfouz (Founder, Hani Mahfouz Design) Hicham Rahmeh (Lead Illustrator at The Brand Company and Co-founder at TokTok) Ibrahim Islam (Creative Head, JWT) Jochen Braun (Associate Professor of Practice in Design, AUC) May Ramy (Director, Academic Initiatives and Mentorship Services, AUC) Nelly El Sharkawy (Creative Director Cairopolitan) Sally-Ann Skerrett (Head of Graphic Design Department, GUC) Sarah Salmawy (Graphic Design Adjunct Faculty, AUC) Sawsan Morad (Editor in Chief, El-Beit Magazine) Tarek Naga (Architect, Adjunct Faculty, AUC) Thomas Wolsey (Assistant Professor, DICE, AUC) Yasmine El Dorghamy (Editor in chief, Rawi Magazine) Yasmine Moataz (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, AUC)