an evening in Lahore Foto:Nashmia Haroon

December 1-4, 2016

The symposium concludes the yearlong partner project “Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan” and takes place within the four-day-event CITY IN CONTEXT from December 1-4, 2016.
International and local urbanists, artists, and activists  explore ideas of the urban and its various challenges, complexities and possibilities. The symposium recollects once more "the right to the city"in  in an exciting program of talks, performances and conversations that revolve around public art, community and practice, artivism and action, accustomed and contested space, environmentalism, the global, local and glocal in relation to the city in flux, and the possibilities and definitions of mapping. 

An exhibition presents artistic research, creative investigations and art works, and a creative workshop suggests creative ways of dealing with urban conflicts to stimulate a lively and constructive exchange at the intersection of research and practice.