Anthropocene

We are in the Anthropocene—the geological period acknowledging Homo sapiens' influence on Earth's land and climate. In this time of contestation and contrasts, the human figure plays an ambiguous role: Fetishised yet abstracted, emerging from created space and merging back into it. In Pakistan, a country where privilege, desire, conformity and space are hotly debated, this series muses on the links between where we come from and where we might take ourselves.

This series is a response to the architectural works of Naheed Mashooqullah.


Curatorial Premise: An invitation to be part of Eight (Ed. Faruqui, Arshad and J., Amean; 2015, Black Olive Publications, Karachi)Selected images were exhibited at the book launch in January 2016