Abdul Halik Azeez | Becoming a World Class City: Impressions from Post-War Colombo



"This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss critical perspectives on shared histories, ongoing exchanges and rich interconnections across cities in South Asia, the Gulf and the wider region. We will look at the rapid growth of the city and its impact on artistic practice through the work of artists, architects, photographers, filmmakers and scholars whose research encompasses urban development from the 20th century to the present. Participants will share perspectives on cities and the representation of urban space, particularly in the visual arts, and how these contribute to and reflect on the complex and on-going making of place and identity." 

April 2, 2021