Exhausted Geographies Vol. 1, 2015

Exhausted Geographies Vol. 1, 2015


Signed First Edition

Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani with Abeera Kamran

Exhausted Geographies Vol. I is a radical engagement with the politics of representation and map-making in order to explore and produce new ways of seeing and imagining cities in the global south. This publication is a collection of 7 maps, each coupled with an essay, contributed by artists, architects, historians, urban planners, geographers and anthropologists working on/in Karachi. It is a coming together of different situated and localised knowledges to enable an exchange of ideas and methodologies beyond the borders of the academy and the art world. Using artistic and interdisciplinary research methods, the contributors subvert mapmaking into an open and critical medium to produce visual representations of space, temporality, politics and human relationships.

artists bios:

Zahra Malkani & Shahana Rajani

[ B. 1986 & 1987 ]

are an artist duo based in Karachi, Pakistan. Zahra holds a BA in Studio Art, Bard College, NY. (2009) and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London (2013). Shahana holds a BA in History of Art. MA Cantab (2013) University of Cambridge, UK (2009) and an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies and Art History, University of British Columbia, (2013). They are also co-founders of the Karachi LaJamia, an anti-institution seeking to politicise art education and explore new radical pedagogies and art practices.

Abeera Kamran

[ B. 1987 ]

is a visual designer and web-developer based between Birmingham and Karachi. She co-curated an exhibition in November 2017- June 2018 at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery called The Past is Now: Birmingham and The British Empire.


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