Women on Aeroplanes: Editorial Meeting

Panel discussion

Women on Aeroplanes is about to touch down in Lahore. During the stopover we’ll have a public editorial meeting to design and imagine the next issue of its Inflight Magazine. Experimenting with format, each edition of this international, multi-part research and exhibition project becomes a light container for research-in-progress; a kind of flying museum built upon each iteration, connecting to the next. The ‘meeting’ will feature a reading of excerpts from previous issues, and a brainstorming of ideas for potential female figures, concepts, images and artistic practices that might figure in a publication that captures the specific context of Lahore and other localities in Pakistan.

To learn about The Otolith Group and their work exhibited during the Biennale please visit their artist page.

The Otolith Group is an award winning artists’ collective founded in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun. In 2010, it was nominated for the Turner Prize.

Annett Busch is a freelance curator, editor, writer, and translator whose interest in radical forms of filmmaking and criticism has led to her thinking of and in juxtapositions; editing ‘Ousmane Sembène: Interviews’ and ‘Frieda Grafe: 30 Filme’. Her focus has also been on audacious female artists, administrators, philosophers, and fighters.

Nida Kirmani is Associate Professor of Sociology at LUMS. She is also Faculty Director of the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative. Nida has published on gender, Islam, women’s movements, development and urban studies in India and Pakistan, including the book, Questioning ‘the Muslim Woman’: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality (Routledge, 2013).

Sehr Jalil is a visual artist, writer and researcher, currently teaching at The National College of Arts, Lahore.

Panel members: Annett Busch, Nida Kirmani, Sehr Jalil, Otolith Group

Location: College of Art & Design, Punjab University

Date: February 25, 2020

To view their full discussion, please visit: Women on Aeroplanes, Editorial Meeting