• Zohreen

    March 3, 2024 at 5:17 am

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Zohreen Murtaza. I teach at the Cultural Studies Department at the National College of Arts, Lahore in Pakistan. I have a BFA in Miniature Painting and and MA in Visual art also from NCA. I also write reviews, academic essays, columns on contemporary Pakistani art which are available online. I became interested in this course because I have been teaching courses on South Asia and NCA has a colonial history: it was formerly an Industrial design school, also known as The Mayo School of Art. I was curious about how debates around design, drawing and craft in this era (1800s-1900s) are debated outside Pakistan, what can one learn about Industrial design schools in India, their pedagogy etc, who to look at in terms of contemporary researchers looking at this time period, what resources are available for understanding this part of history and how one can connect this history with the present..