April 7, 2011, 5:00pm
Mazaar, Bazaar: Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan
Presenter: Saima Zaidi
Location: Class of 1965 Room, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania

In this visually rich talk, Saima Zaidi will explore the visual identity of Pakistan through topics explored in her book, Mazaar Bazaar

Saima Zaidi is a lecturer on design and typography at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (Karachi) and also teaches at the University of Karachi. She studied at the National College of Arts, Lahore and the Pratt Institute, New York and has recently edited Mazaar, Bazaar -- an exhaustive review of Pakistan's visual culture. Zaidi's work focuses on communication design; she uses this medium to discuss several aspects of Pakistani society such as nationalism, trade and cultural heritage.

The South Asia Center, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of South Asia Studies, and the Middle East Center