| region

LANDSCAPES AS MUSEUMS
STAGING & FRAMING KASHMIR’S HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
Iqtedar Alam
LA 72
The landscape of Kashmir exhibits a unique regional ‘order’ of settlement, culture, and agrarian practices governed extensively by its terrain. The weftface of Kashmir’s signature tapestry is characterized by a series of underlying interrelated patterns responsive to its ecological, social, cultural, and economic practices. These underlying networked processes are often understated in the planning process. Revisiting the valley as a ground for potential exploration of its neglected processes, embodied values, and traditional wisdom provides an insight into its experience-centered landscape. The ‘object-people-engagement’ network in an interconnected landscape, when observed using a multi-ocular approach, attributes values of a greater human-cultural system embedded in its mountains, karewas [table lands], caves, rivers, swamps, springs, lakes, agricultural fields, gardens, and settlements.


 


| the region

LANDSCAPES AS MUSEUMS
STAGING & FRAMING KASHMIR’S HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
Iqtedar Alam


LANDSCAPE IN TRANSLATION
KASHMIR OF ZAIN AL-ABIDIN
Mehran Qureshi

| the city

SRINAGAR THE CITY
AN INTRODUCTION TO KASHMIR THE VALLEY
Hakim Sameer Hamdani


| heritage, vernacular architecture & environment

A TRADITION OF CULTURAL SYNCRETISM AND CO-EXISTENCE
In Conversation with Hakim Sameer Hamdani


CULTURAL REJUVENATION OF TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE
In Conversation with Mohammad Saleem Beg


HERITAGE OF KASHMIR
Saima Iqbal & Gati Narvekar


ABOUT SEEKERS AND SETTLERS
MOUNTAIN TEMPLES & TEMPLE MOUNTAINS
Review by Satyaprakash Varanashi


| historic gardens, public realm & design

MUGHAL GARDENS IN KASHMIR AS LIVING MONUMENTS
In Conversation with Jan Haenraets


UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE OF KASHMIR
Harpreet Kaur


WORKING IN THE VALLEY
Mohammad Amin Bhatt


Café Culture
SRINAGAR
Jaspreet Kaur


| seeing the unseen

TALEEM SEY QALEEN
Abdul Rab Rabbani & Samin Fayaz


KASHMIR
A JOURNEY ON CELLULOID
Arshan Hussain


DECIPHERING VISUAL NARRATIVE
A SACRED JOURNEY: THE KEDARA KALPA SERIES OF PAHARI PAINTINGS AND THE PAINTER PURKHU OF KANGRA
Review by Narendra Dengle


























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