An exhibition dedicated to living city of Lahore, aimed at exploring, expressing, inventing and unfolding the spirit and form of the city. The city is not merely a static, spatial, functional, geographical place but a breathing, moving, pulsating being, teeming with stories and songs, resilient resistance,imagination, wisdom, magic and myth. It is a rich layered site of our shared living. The project is purposed at creating urban knowledge; initiating active interaction with and dialogue about the city and its future.
The exhibition will include photographs, audio recordings and poetry about the city. We look forward to developing a thorough, interesting, comprehensive collection with your contributions. A panel of designers and artists will select and arrange the final exhibition in collaboration with the contributors. A blog of the exhibition process and final selections will be available on the web.We invite all interested individuals to send us their digital submission before 30 September 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org or personally to the address listed below.
Photographs: minimum 450 x 450 pixels
The following information must be included:
Photographer’s Full Name,
Date, Title and Location (if necessary) of the Photograph, similar pertinent information about the audio or verse submission should be included.
Brief Descriptive Write-up about the Photograph
A list of categories suggesting ideas, themes, areas and subjects that may be explored for photographs, sound, video or verse follows:
Portraits: Lahori characters, peculiar, mundane, striking, haunting, amusing
Presence of the Past: historical structures; buildings, monuments, areas; shadows of past events and memories as seen in the city
Nature: old trees, birds, animals, rivers…
Neighborhoods: focused on specific places, faces, activities
Shelter: homes, living spaces, retreats
Writings: on rickshaws, signs, banners, walls
“Rozi Roti“: earning a living in the city; workers, uniforms, workplaces
Creative City Spirit: examples of invention, ingenuity, initiative; recycling, crafts
Meeting Places: roundabouts, chai khanaas, street pavements
Hidden Treasures: images of the lesser known/obvious; architecture, markets, foods and crafts,
“The Backstage”: what makes the city function; workers, infrastructure
“On the Move”: traveling, commuting in the city
“Only in Lahore”: the truly local; indigenous people, happenings, specialties