Faculty Mentoring Workshop on Art and Cultural Studies


Vasl Artists' Collective

In Collaboration with

American Institute of Pakistan Studies, USA

Princeton University, USA

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Pakistan

November 28th - December 5th, 2015

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture,

Karachi, Pakistan

VASL Artists' Collective, with support from and the American Institute for Pakistan Studies and in collaboration with the Princeton University, USA and Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, invited applications from junior and mid career fields to participate in the 2015 AIPS Faculty mentoring workshop.

Cultural and visual analysis is very salient in understanding the history and the current state of society in Pakistan and beyond. The workshop focused on assisting participants in developingtheir own curriculum and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and providing them with frameworks useful in furthering their individual research projects. The workshop included readings in theory and practice, guest lecturers and workshops on writing and curriculum development. The seminar focused on methodological questions concerning history and theory that can provide a framework for studio practices.

The workshop included 14 participants from various institutes of Karachi who hold teaching positions in the fields of art history, cultural studies, media studies, and theory and methods in studio or related disciplines.

Workshop Leader:

Zahid Chaudhary (Princeton University, USA)

With Contributions by:

Iftikhar Dadi (Cornell University, USA)

Brian James Stone (Huston-Tillotson University, USA)

Hammad Nasar (Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong)

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