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Making Karachi

Making Karachi

If displacement is a strategy targeting de facto non-citizens, then upper-middle class urban Muslims emerge as the true citizens of Pakistan.
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Successful Forms of Incremental In-situ Upgradation | Invisible Cities

Dec 2015
Successful Forms of Incremental In-situ Upgradation | Invisible Cities

As India’s economy experiences rapid growth in the service, finance and other tertiary sector industries, urban centers are becoming hubs of economic opportunity. This is driving labor migration from rural areas and smaller towns to big cities.
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Spaces of Waste | Invisible Cities

Oct 2015
Low quality unsorted paper in khabardee located next to the jhuggee

Filth, refuse, trash, and waste of all kinds are consistent and unwanted features of the urban landscape in Lahore. Despite its ubiquity, waste material is a thing that must be moved, whether from a household, commercial establishment, mohalla, or even a street, to an elsewhere. It is constantly in motion, being moved from one...
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The Case of Islamabad: Building for the builders? | Invisible Cities

Aug 2015
The Case of Islamabad: Building for the builders? | Invisible Cities

One month ago today, 1700 homes were brutally demolished and approximately 20,000 residents were forcefully evicted from the I-11 Katchi Abadi in Islamabad, and it only establishes that we have learnt absolutely nothing from history.
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Crafts of Indian Streets | Invisible Cities

Apr 2015
A phool-waala prepares flower baskets outside a gurudwara on Chandni Chowk road, Delhi.

Invisible Cities | This photo essay aims to bring into the spotlight some of those invisible and seemingly old-school crafts and occupations that are carried out on our cities’ streets everyday - many of which often go unnoticed and are now being affected by newer urban development paradigms in Indian cities.
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Remembering Perween Rahman (1957-2013) | Invisible Cities

Remembering Perween Rahman (1957-2013) | Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities | Blog | We remember Perween Rahman on her second death anniversary through the words of her mentor and teacher, Arif Hasan.
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From My City to Mega City: Why Does It Matter | Invisible Cities

Feb 2015
Mochi at Nawankot. photo: Rabia Ezdi.

Invisible Cities | BLOG The city, as much as it exists in ‘real’ space, is a formation in our minds. Public space then, is an emotional construct in our mind’s eye, laden with ‘meaning’ and association that we attribute to it as observers. Just as the spaces and places we inhabit shape us, we...
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