Land

In conversation with Jawad Aslam: The challenges of providing affordable housing in Pakistan

Invisible Cities | Blog | In Pakistan, there is a shortage of 6 million units for those who earn less than PKR 25,000/month. At this point in time, with the exception of a few isolated low-income housing projects, there is little the government plans to do about this crisis. So, if the...
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In the Belly of the River: Flooding the Landless

Nov 2014

As Punjab deals with the aftermath of yet another devastating flood, it is the poor and landless who have once again been disproportionately affected. This is not an accident.
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Urban Development on the Dying Ravi?

Rather than attempting to contain the river within a confined hard channel, those ‘developing’ the riverfront should pursue solutions that allow for the river to breathe as a river does every year. Seasonal agricultural patterns, for example, can be incorporated together with constructed wetlands in a soft landscape design to accommodate for the rise and ebb of the river flow.

Invisible Cities | Blog | Over the past two years, the Punjab government has picked up plans to develop the Ravi Riverfront as a mega project and has hired international consultants to prepare feasibility and detailed plans for the aforementioned project. This photo essay is being published with the intention...
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“We should be resettled there”: On the Limits of Humanitarianism

Sep 2014

اردو | Humanitarianism without politics has helped maintain the conditions of risk that expose people to harm in the first place.
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Temporal Vulnerabilities, Shifting Landscapes

Sep 2014

Invisible Cities | Blog | This blog post is not so much about landscape infrastructure, as it is about the exchange that occurs between it and the human dweller.
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Dispossession In The Name Of Security

Jul 2014

An examination of everyday dispossession and oppression in Okara, in the wake of army force against its peasants.
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A Chronicle of the Death of a Civilization

Mar 2014

اردو | It is Antoon’s virtuoso treatment of the themes of translation and the body that give this remarkable work its devastating, haunting power.
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