Category: UNIT 1

A category under which all the blogs I wrote during Unit 1 of the MA can be found.

Public art with Kaf Cafe

The final outcome I’ve envisioned in my project proposal is a public art installation. To lay the groundwork for creating this installation the next steps I need to take are collaborating with places in Jeddah to create public art to gain exposure and learn more about the process. One such collaboration was with Kaf cafe. I went there originally as part of my weekly AlfKalimah write-in but ended up chatting with the owners. They invited me to exhibit art there, which I will do soon. They also invited me to participate in a fun project they were doing with approximately …

Visual Journal Overview

Visual Journal Overview

My visual journal has a different purpose from most art journaling. I understand that most people like to capture fleeting ideas in their art journals, but that is only part of what I was trying to achieve. For me the visual journal was a great way to beat the fear of making art. If there is no aim, no right or wrong, then the process of creating art becomes freeing and therapeutic. I used simple mediums to create at will in my journal, especially when I felt a struggle in the midst of a project or experiment. It was a …

Some community projects of interest

The Global Angel Wings Project: I got interested in this project after I ran into a pair of these wings at O’Hare Airport. I think the idea is just phenomenal and so catchy. A great concept for interactive street art and something I could potentially appropriate into Karachi? God knows that place needs some angels! The Fearless Collective The fearless collective has actually interested me for a long time. Ever since I saw Shilo Shiv Suleman’s TED talk about magical realism and surrealism and how technology and art are intertwined, one does not obliterate the other. The fearless collective resonates …

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