beyn collective is an interdisciplinary team focusing on participatory research methods combined with artistic disciplines. Our backgrounds range from journalism, teaching and writing to design, dancing and acting. We are currently based between Egypt, Germany and Switzerland. The collective was founded in 2019 by Shorouk El Hariry and Nike Dieterich, Doha Elwazir joined the team a few months later.
We are currently working on our pilot project, looking at the depiction of women in Egypt in contemporary photography. Therefore, we collaborated with various photographers. We conducted workshops in Cairo to understand how the photos from our sample are perceived.