Spoken History Project | غیرسرکاری تاریخ

The Spoken History Project collects and curates the history of Karachi’s oldest.

We gather storytellers, and extract data to map the vestiges of a space that was, and the space that is now. Informally called “Ghair Sarkari Tareekh”, we emphasize on the validity and legitimacy of memory and oral tradition. It begins with an interview, but it wanders on to an anecdotal charting of space.

We seek to both preserve and activate the memories and memorabilia of Old Town, by simultaneously archiving and exhibiting it. Our story tellers are residents, laborers, loiterers, and every other shehri associated with the neighborhood.

These contributions assist in analyzing the needs of a space, and identifying the evolution of a culture and community.