Join The Second Floor (T2F) for a conversation with Roohi Ahmed, Manizhe Ali, Sara Khan, Seher Naveed, Shahana Rajani, and Shayan Rajani as they showcase and discuss their collaborative project, “Right to the City” – a travel guide with a twist.
Right to the City: Travel Guide to Karachi is a book project edited by Shahana Rajani and explores experiences of living in the city of Karachi. Six Pakistani artists; Bani Abidi, Manizhe Ali, Roohi Ahmed, Sara Khan, Seher Naveed and Shayan Rajani, through the works and texts presented in this book, claim the right to represent their city at a time when the media renders its realities opaque and remote.
The book appropriates the popular medium of a travel guide to give visibility and access to alternative versions of Karachi that are otherwise continually silenced or overlooked. Bringing forth conflicting images that resist fixed representations and illusory stereotypes, the project critically questions the dominant narratives – both global and local – that have come to represent our perception of Karachi.
Date: Sunday, 8th December, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.