Shahana Rajani & Zahra Malkani / Karachi LaJamia
Karachi LaJamia is an anti-institution based in Karachi seeking to politicise art education and collectively explore new radical pedagogies and art practices. Culture and aesthetics are understood as deeply political practices that shape the lived experience of the present and political visions of the future.
Karachi LaJamia is a nomadic space moving outside the institution to occupy public spaces in the city as sites of study, disrupting imperial modes of knowledge production and circulation. The sessions hosted by Karachi LaJamia are site specific and situated in larger social context to learn, share and produce knowledge collectively while exploring new ways of inhabiting, knowing and being with the city, and being with each other.
Karachi LaJamia was founded in May 2015 by Shahana Rajani & Zahra Malkani