Initiated by Sophie Ernst, HOME is a long-term project that investigates the notion of 'ideal space' as a memory of the past. By exploring how artists, filmmakers and writers remembered the places they had left behind during the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, and examining the architectural memories of Muslim, Christian and Jewish Arabs living in Palestine and Israel, HOME is presented as a video-installation at the 9th Sharjah Biennial in 2009. In this book recorded are series of conversations between multiple individuals, including Rashid Rana, Intizar Husain, Aamer Hussein, Kamila Shamsie, Taha Mehmood, Nikhil Chopra, Sami Said, Saeed Shana'a, Yazid Anani, Liana Badr, Rana Shakaa, Nazmi Al-Ju'beh, Sophie Ernst, Vera Tamari, Tania Nasir, Salim Tamari, Sophie Ernst, Zarina, Senan Abdelqader, Sami Michael, and Gulzar Haider. Includes essays by Helen Pheby, Iftikhar Dadi, and Sophie Ernst, plus conversations between Taha Mehmood and Sophie Ernst. With glossary and index.
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Architecture of Memory: HOME at Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Helen PHEBY
Archaeology of Lost Spaces - Iftikhar DADI
In Search of HOME: Conversations with Sophie Ernst, London 2008 - 2011 - Taha MEHMOOD
Why to Remember, What to Forget - Sophie ERNST
1 Storytelling
Like Leaves in a Flood - Rashid RANA, Intizar HUSAIN
Amnesia Is a Sin - Aamer HUSSEIN
Past Is Lost - Kamila SHAMSIE, Taha MEHMOOD
The Sense of Romance Has Been Lost - Nikhil CHOPRA
2 Memory and Nation
Ruins... stones - Sami SAID, Saeed SHANA'A
A Lived Landscape - Yazid ANANI
A House for Memory - Liana BADR, Rana SHAKAA
A Living Museum - Nazmi JU'BEH, Sophie ERNST
3 Spatialisation of Experience
Building Their Memories in Our Memories - Vera TAMARI, Tania NASIR
A Unique Exile - Salim TAMARI, Sophie ERNST
Home Is a Foreign Place - Zarina HASHMI
Biladi, biladi! - Senan ABDELQADER, Sami MICHAEL
Places that Belong to No One - Gulzar HAIDER
Home: Architecture of Memory | Sophie Ernst
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