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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia


Residency at Beaconhouse National University

Lahore Ramblings

Posted by Peter Chatwin and Pamela Martin on 13th October 2006

We've been in Lahore for a week now, and the whirling pace has not stopped. Just getting used to a different living and working system is an entity unto itself. Travelling to and from the Tarogil campus, where with Huma Mulji's help we have located a space in which to work, allows us to observe the spectacularly painted buses, lorries, tractors, rickshaws, oil tankers etc., and also to experience some breathtaking traffic maneouvres to boot. This morning we gave an introductory presentation to a group of staff and students to give them some idea as to why we're here, and that there IS a purpose to our seemingly aimless wanderings. The Dean of the School of Visual Arts, Prof. Salima Hashmi,and her husband have been magnificent hosts to us twice this week, and tonight we've been invited to dinner by Masooma, who will be going to MMU to do her residency in January 2007. There's so much to take in - it's like having several lifetimes' experience all rolled into one.

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Peter Chatwin and Pamela Martin talk to conference during cHAT week at Sanskriti, Delhi, India. March 2007