Archive for January, 2011

Acts of Inheritance, Scenes of Mourning – Reading Some Sadequain

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Thursday, 13th Jan 2011 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F as Dr. Nauman Naqvi presents the logic and ethics of the principle of poesis in Sadequain’s life and work by reading some of his poetry and painting.

Nauman NaqviIt is by the measure of a certain inherited imperative and necessity enjoining the primacy of poesis in Islamicate milieux that Sadequain was principally a poet. Contrary to the prevailing assessment, the fundamental aspiration of Sadequain’s work was not that of mimesis, the animating intention of the painter. That mimetic intention was, rather, subservient to the imperative and principle of poesis.

Dr. Nauman Naqvi is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts at Connecticut College. He has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University, and has also taught at Columbia University, where he received his PhD in anthropology. Before he returned to the academy, Nauman Naqvi was a producer in the Urdu section of the BBC World Service, and also worked in senior editorial positions at SDPI and Newsline.

Date: Thursday, 13th January, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Art Lootmaar

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Saturday, 8th Jan – Sunday, 9th Jan 2011 | 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Faraar, a project of PeaceNiche, is a playground for creative expression. We invested in track lighting and made sure we painted the walls neutral white. But that’s about as close as we’re going to get to being an ‘art gallery’. One of our favorite thinkers, Marshall McLuhan, said “art is anything you can get away with“, and we’ve taken that to heart.

We’re excited to present our first-ever Art Lootmaar; a weekend bazaar featuring artists, designers, and photographers, coming together to ‘show and sell’ in a quirky, fun and inclusive community space.

Art Lootmaar

Our current lineup includes the works of:

– Aashtee Adil
– Anam Haleem
– Cyra Ali
Art Lootmaar Logo– Hawra Harianawala
– Hira Saleem Malik
– Humayun Memon
– Jamal Ashiqain
– Khuda Bux Abro
– Mehlum Sadri
– Mehreen Hashmi
– Mustafa Mohsin
– Sana Nasir
– Scherherezade Junejo
– Summaiya Jillani
– Uzair Akram

Join us this weekend at our inaugural Art Lootmaar. Discover emerging creative talent and hang out with fun people 🙂

We accept cash, cheques, and credit cards.

Dates: Saturday, 8th January – Sunday, 9th January 2011
Time: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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First Fridays @ T2F

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

7th January, 2011 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F on the first Friday of every month for impromptu, acoustic jam sessions.

FF@T2F is a platform for emerging musicians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting. If you love to make music, come and play. If you love listening to music, come and listen.

You don’t need to pre-register. Just show up with your voice, your instruments, and your ears.

First Fridays

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Date: Friday, 7th January 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


No State, No Master: A Discussion about Anarchism

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Thursday, 6th Jan 2011 | 7:00 pm

AnarchyIn the media today, the term ‘anarchist’ is usually used in a pejorative sense, conjuring up images of bomb-throwing terrorists out to destroy everything. ‘Anarchy’ is used to describe a scenario of total societal chaos.

But …

Anarchism actually refers to a vibrant political tradition and philosophy which sees the removal of social hierarchy and authority as being essential to the quest for social justice and freedom. Perhaps the most well-known aspect of the Anarchist agenda is the demand to abolish the state altogether. Anarchists have also been at the forefront of the movement to establish the 8-hour working day, were involved in the anti-Imperial Ghadar movement of pre-partition India, and are the front line of the Alter-Globalisation movement today.

Join us at T2F for a discussion about the core ideas behind Anarchism and their relevance for Pakistani society. The discussion will be led by Fahad Desmukh, a freelance journalist based in Karachi.

Date: Thursday, 6th January, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.