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Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: A CULTURAL VACUUM

ARTSPEAK: A CULTURAL VACUUM

During a recent lecture I gave on the role of art and literature in Pakistani society, a gentleman asked what we... Published Dec 03, 2017 08:22am
ARTSPEAK: LOVE IN PAKISTAN

ARTSPEAK: LOVE IN PAKISTAN

Iqbal Bhai Chamakpattiwala was putting the finishing touches on the tram he had decorated in the style of the W11 ... Published Oct 15, 2017 07:11am
ARTSPEAK: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

ARTSPEAK: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

A family friend Katja Neuburger, who escaped to London from a German concentration camp, briefly housed the... Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am
ARTSPEAK: LIVING WITH HONOUR

ARTSPEAK: LIVING WITH HONOUR

In a time when expediency often takes precedence over morality, we overlook how much of our daily activity is based... Published Sep 10, 2017 08:38am
ARTSPEAK: CELEBRATING THE OLD PAKISTAN

ARTSPEAK: CELEBRATING THE OLD PAKISTAN

Shall we remember? Shall we forget? Shall we look to the future? Shall we bring along the past? They tell us we need... Published Aug 27, 2017 07:53am
GALLERY: The Eternal Garden

GALLERY: The Eternal Garden

There is an interconnectedness between gardens, literature and our desire for life Updated Jul 17, 2017 02:00pm
ARTSPEAK: THE CREATIVE PROTEST

ARTSPEAK: THE CREATIVE PROTEST

Unpaid lady health workers, a slow investigation of a target killing, electricity breakdowns — regardless of the cause Published Jul 02, 2017 06:58am
ARTSPEAK: THE CITY AS AN IDEA

ARTSPEAK: THE CITY AS AN IDEA

One thinks of architecture as designed buildings intended to, if not be permanent, at least exist a long time,... Published Jun 18, 2017 07:24am
AN EYE FOR DETAIL

AN EYE FOR DETAIL

The Theory of Complexity suggests that collective properties are acquired only when all the elements come together. Published Jun 04, 2017 08:13am
ARTSPEAK: PRISON AND CREATIVITY

ARTSPEAK: PRISON AND CREATIVITY

With prison reform, vocational training was introduced and prisoners had the option of earning money. It was seen as a Updated May 21, 2017 06:53am
ARTSPEAK: CLOTHES AND CULTURE

ARTSPEAK: CLOTHES AND CULTURE

Cultural identity was first displaced by colonisation, then by consumerism and urbanisation and again by... Updated May 07, 2017 09:09am
ARTSPEAK: ART AND DEMOCRACY

ARTSPEAK: ART AND DEMOCRACY

Art has always had its finger on the pulse of society. When mass production created an urban mass culture, pop art Updated Apr 23, 2017 08:33pm
ARTSPEAK: All Woven Together

ARTSPEAK: All Woven Together

I once came across someone in London who said he belonged to a group who only used Anglo Saxon words and refused to... Published Apr 09, 2017 10:09am
GALLERY: The Art of Balance

GALLERY: The Art of Balance

When society strives to transform itself, there are always forces that resist change, and art usually finds itself ... Updated Apr 01, 2017 05:34pm