Critical Discourse

Interview: Palestine Comic - Larissa Sansour & Oreet Ashery

Interview: Palestine Comic - Larissa Sansour & Oreet Ashery

A Cup of Tea With Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour   A documentary. interview around art and curatorial representation and crisis zones around a cup of tea   30 minutes documentary can be obtained on DVD from: info@otherasias.com   Video Production and camerawork by Riffat...

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Interview with Shahidul Alam

Interview with Shahidul Alam

 Featuring Hamja Ahsan   Tursan (Pakistani Painter and Games designer from NCA)   Fatima Hussain (Pakistani artist, curator and theatre practioner)   Sara Bint Moneer Khan (Pakistani)   Camerawork & Video Production by Riffat Ahmed (Bangladesh-Bahraini diaspora video...

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Interview with Atteqa Malik in Karachi, Pakistan by Gemma Sharpe

Interview with Atteqa Malik in Karachi, Pakistan by Gemma Sharpe

Tea with Atteqa Malik from Mauj: 6th August 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. By Gemma Sharpe. Main Mauj links: http://sites.google.com/site/maujwiki/ http://maujmedia.blogspot.com/ http://www.transmediale.de/en/node/3149 ...

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Write up on "Republic of Rumi"

By Atteqa Thaver Malik   The title Republic of Rumi evokes various images and indeed many themes are explored in this book full of poetry.One of them is the relationship between Maulana Rumis philosophy and the work of muslim philosopher Dr. Allama Iqbal.The...

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Ali Shariati - Art Awaiting the Saviour

  In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen:   YOU MIGHT feel that art, whatever form it may take, is a complex subject which requires proper specialization to speak about it and that one who attempts to talk about it must necessarily be an...

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Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought - Cemil Aydin

In this rich intellectual history, Cemil Aydin challenges the notion that anti-Westernism in the Muslim world is a political and religious reaction to the liberal and democratic values of the West. Nor is anti-Westernism a natural response to Western imperialism. Instead, by focusing on the agency...

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Ashis Nandy - Towards a Dialogue of Asian Civilisations

First published as "Defining a New Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Dialogue of Asian Civilisations", in Kuan-Hsing Chen, ed., Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (London: Routledge, 1998), pp. 142-9.] Asia has known the West for about two millennia and has interacted with the West seriously for...

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Studio Visits

Studio Visit - Otolith Group - Stoke Newington - London, UK

Studio Visit - Otolith Group - Stoke Newington - London, UK

 Studio Visit 1: 2008  Location: Kitchen of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun     Studio Visit by Hamja Ahsan Otolith Group     The members of Otolith Group would reside together for the period of editing work before an exhibition. It was mainly the combined ideas of...

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Public and Corporate Institutions


Resources/ Downloads

Multiversity

Multiversity

A brave initiative to rid the continents of Eurocentric biases in university studies. The dependence on Western academia ensures intellectual slavery that is unending and unnatural. Multiversity challenges scholars, teachers and students to bring colour back into academic studies, design their...

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Ashis Nandy talk - Paranoia in Asia and America MP3

 Duration: 17 minutes   http://www.asiapacificforum.org/downloads/audio/APF20070327_149_Politicsan.mp3   Post comments below  

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Art and Exhibitions

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Chobi Mela

Chobi Mela was conceived in a nation far removed from the established capitals of photography. Bangladeshi photographers did not feature in the classical books on the medium. Images of Bangladesh seen worldwide were images produced largely by white western photographers. There had been no festival...

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Asian Arts Biennale in Bangladesh - 1st South Asian Biennale

 Asian Art Biennale ‘08 The first South Asian Art Biennale was held in Bangladesh in 1981. Its establishment was not only to expose the public to the variety of art that is found in Bangladesh and internationally, but to support and develop young artists in their...

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Blogs

Republic of Rumi

http://republicofrumi.blogspot.com/2009/08/why-rumi.html

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Arise Asia - Perspectives on Pan-Asianism - Niraj Kumar

Arise Asia-  Perspectives on Pan-Asian is a fantastic blog written by Niraj Kumar - author of the book Arise Asia: Respond to White Peril (2003) - authored under Niraj Kamal.   Niraj is author of two books,member Editorial Advisory Board of two magazines, Associate editor of a quarterly...

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Shahidul Alam (Dhaka/ Global)

 Blog by Shahidul Alam (founder of DRIk and CHOBI MELA) Covering Interational affairs and global art practices   A friend, hero, mentor and inspiration.   shahidul.wordpress.com/

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Questioning the European 'Crisis Of Multiculturalism' (Research)

multiculturality.wordpress.com/     Important research Centre by Gavan Titley and Alana Lentin   (This introdury article is taken from their blog - please follow link for podcast downloads and critical commentary) Setting the scene  by Gavan Titley and Alana Lentin The idea...

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Counterrealism (Berlin)

Other Asias works with Counterrealism reading circle based in Berlin.   Read about their meeting with Subaltern studies historian Dipesh Chakrabarty   counterrealism.wordpress.com/2009/05/

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Immanent Frame

The Immanent Frame is a collective blog established in conjunction with projects on religion & the public sphere at the Social Science Research Council. Contributors to the blog include: Howard Adelman Juhn Ahn Ateş Altınordu Nancy Ammerman Jon W. Anderson ...

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Suroosh Irfani - Let Us Build Pakistan

Suroosh Irfani is part of the Redo Pakistan (Lahore) symposium panel and serves as part of our advisory circle    letusbuildpakistan.blogspot.com/2009/02/allama-iqbal-bacha-khan-and-terrorists.html

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Curating a Continent

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Dispatches

Iraq: Post-Conflict or El Dorado? - Francesca Recchia

 POST CONFLICT OR EL DORADO? (Francesca Recchia - November 2009)     Living in Northern Iraq makes the dimension of post conflict hard to escape.  It is what determines the movement of people, the distribution of international economic support and recently also...

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India Art Summit 2009 - Gemma Sharpe

India Art Summit 2009 - Gemma Sharpe

 India Art Summit: Report   For any piece of writing that covers a social event it is expedient first, to ask the question ‘who is speaking here?’ A particularly important question to aim at an art fair, for among its many facets an art fair is essentially a social (or a sociological)...

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Other Asias in the Media

Redo Pakistan 2010 in "THE NATIONAL". Written by Anealla Safdar

  Redo Pakistan in "THE NATIONAL". Written by Anealla Safdar. www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100910/REVIEW/709099992/1008Redo Pakistan has sucessfully recieved a grant from Arts Council London.   Probably the most thoughtful article written on Fatima and I...

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Dossier Magazine Interview about Declaration of War Against the Present Times

Thomas: Do you think that it is possible to provoke political change through art? Fatima: I wonder if it’s the possibility that I look at, when I am making such works. It is a natural response to my surroundings, which I feel becomes my responsibility. This project is a commentary on the art...

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Shanaakt Festival - DAWN

Images of the Shaanaakht Festival project 2009.   www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/entertainment/more-at-stake-than-art-ha Almost a dozen PPP supporters wrecked up Shanakht Festival '09, The Identity Project organized by The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). They...

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PRESS TV Interview on Palestine Project

Palestine projects:  Other Asias director Hamja Ahsan & camera woman/ editor Riffat Ahmed appeared on PRESS TV Remembering the Children of Palestine interviewed by Lauren Booth on 10 November 2009 talking of his work on the issue of Palestine with Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour...

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Radio Interview: Opitical Radio - on REDO Pakistan

Very insightful dialogue between Hamja Ahsan & Fatima Hussain on history, reception & impetus of REDO PAKISTAN. Must listen. 15 minute duration.   RADIO INTERVIEW WITH Fatima & I about REDO PAKISTAN http://opticalradio.com/featuredsets.php Click Feature no 6. in Feature Interview...

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Newsreport: Deptford X

Newsreport: Deptford X

A local newsreport during the Deptford X festival:   "AN ART exhibition featuring people's ideas for a better Pakistan was attended by more than 200 people. The Redo Pakistan project gives people the chance to showcase their ideas for a more prosperous Pakistan through art and design. Short...

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Review Redo Pakistan: White Wall Magazine 2009

 "On the other hand a group called Other Asias, had a project curated by Fatima Hussain called ‘Redo Pakistan’ which called for artists, writers, poets and thinkers from around the world to contribute a piece that presents their answers to this question as posited by the curator – What if...

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Timeline

1968 - Commitee of Concern Asian Scholars founded

The Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) was founded in 1968 by a group of graduate students and younger faculty as part of the opposition to the American war in Vietnam. They proposed a "radical critique of the assumptions which got us [The United States] into Indo-China and were keeping...

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1997: Asian Financial Crisis

  The Asian financial crisis was a period of financial crisis that gripped much of Asia beginning in July 1997, and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to financial contagion. The crisis started in Thailand with the financial...

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1971: Concert for Bangladesh

Prototype of the celebrity concert... and Live Aid feel-good f-ck up!

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1937: REAL Start of World War 2

If you think of the WORLD as Asia before Europe!

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Campaigns

Visiting Artists & Academics Campaign, the Home Office's new points-based visa system

 The following link is an audio recording of the public meeting, information below: www.sendspace.com/file/flyur0 FORTRESS UK A Manifesto Club and English PEN event, supported by Free Word Centre Wednesday 17 March, 18:30 – 20:00hrs FREE WORD CENTRE 60 FARRINGDON ROAD LONDON EC1R 3GA As...

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Fiction

When Memory Fails - A. Sivanandan

This book tells of the development of Sri Lanka, in particular the racial tensions which led to the Tamil uprising, over three generations of one family.   Product Description The Buddha taught that to live is to experience suffering. Few family sagas, especially first ones, have captured this...

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Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials - Reza Negarestani

 Cyclonopedia is theoretical-fiction novel by Iranian philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani. Hailed by novelists, philosophers and cinematographers, Negarestani’s work is the first horror and science fiction book coming from and written on the Middle East.   Facebook group for readers...

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Come to Mecca - Farukh Dhondy

 Pioneer of Blacks Arts and multicultural childrens literature

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Mottled Dawn: Fifty Partition Sketches and Stories

Mottled Dawn: Fifty Partition Sketches and Stories

 A series of monlogues and theatrical pieces will be performed by Rez Kabir for REDO PAKISTAN (London)

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