a book launch and conversation on community engagement and public art
The yearlong project "Urbanities - art and public space in Pakistan," for which the Goethe-Institut Pakistan collaborated with LBF, Vasl artists' Association, Marvi Mazhar & Associates, and other partners in 2016, was realized as a critical exploration of the urban and its possibilities by way of individual artistic work and research approaches. A lively exchange of discourse and practice between Germany and Pakistan aimed to enable a broad audience to engage with contemporary art. All three leading artistic positions found themselves tackling questions of community engagement and collective experience which still have an impact until today.
The newly printed publication both documents, evaluates, and advances the initial positions. The conversation will reference the project, present the publication, and continue the exchange with old and new guests and partners.
Miro Craemer, Textile Artist
Adeela Suleman, Associate Professor and Head of Fine Arts Department at The Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Founder and Director of Vasl Artists' Association.
Marvi Mazhar, Architect, Historic Building Consultant, Founder and Head of Pakistan Chowk Community Center
Stefan Winkler, Director of the Goethe-Institut Pakistan
Sara-Duana Meyer, Cultural Producer, Curator and Writer
Gulraiz Khan, Lecturer in Communication & Design at Habib University, Urbanist and Researcher