Author: Nazima Kadir

Athens, Athens, Athens November 2013 and June 2014

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On August 20, 2014
During the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing two trips to Athens. Presenting at the Athens Biennale was the purpose of the first trip. In addition to preparing and presenting 2 lectures, my husband and I spent every waking moment trying to absorb and understand this incredible city. Three days was not enough, […]

SK Speakeasy and the not-so easy politics around regeneration in South Kilburn, London July 2014

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On August 16, 2014
I recently attended SK Speakeasy, a public discussion and radio show about politics and regeneration in South Kilburn on K2K radio, a community radio station housed in South Kilburn Studios. Contrary to most radio shows which occur in a closed, studio setting, this program took place in the public, common area of South Kilburn Studios with […]

Learning from Kilburn: Course in Observational Skills October 2013

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On October 12, 2013
I’m going to teach a workshop as part of a program called, “Learning from Kilburn.” The program is a public education project designed to take place along Kilburn High Road.  The course is organized by Spacemakers, who are associated with the transformation of Granville Arcade to Brixton Village. The Brixton Village project is a symbol of […]

Presentation, The Omega institute, Rhinebeck NY September 2013

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On October 12, 2013
As part of my U.S trip, I visited the Omega Institute for a couple days and gave a workshop on the doctoral research and the sitcom. We were hosted by my sister, Helema Kadir, Omega’s resident fabric artist and my brother-in-law, Brett Bevell. It was a wonderful experience. During the day, my husband and I […]

New York report: Flushing, a middle class Chinese city

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On October 12, 2013
I just spent 3 weeks in New York city and its surroundings for a combination of work and personal reasons. I’m from New York, but its been 4 years since I visited so it was a bit of a big deal. I was amazed by how direct people were,  cutting right to the chase. I […]

Book proposal update!

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On October 12, 2013
I’m fully into the process of the book proposal. I submitted it to a publisher on September 11th–an ominous date for a New Yorker who has lived in Chile. Amazingly, I received an enthusiastic response from the editors the day after submission. I was glowing with happiness because I expected to hear back in about […]

Our Autonomous Life collective participates in forum with Silvia Federici, Amsterdam, NL, February 2013

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On January 29, 2013
On Friday, February 1st, Casco is organizing a day long forum with Silvia Federici to explore the underlying concept of ‘the commons.’  The collective who produced and participated in Our Autonomous Life will engage with Silvia during both forums. I won’t be able to participate due to the drastic cutting of funding to the arts […]

Our Autonomous Life at the Center for Contemporary Art in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Winter 2013

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
  • On January 29, 2013
The Grand Domestic Revolution exhibition, of which Our Autonomous Life is part, is on the road! Its currently at the Center for Contemporary Art in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It premiered this past Friday, January 26th and the exhibition will close on March 23rd.   I’m so curious if any of the sitcom’s themes resonate outside […]