It took us fourteen months for the completion of the first draft of The Little Book of Kabul. It has been a long journey full of surprises and discoveries. We have tried to reverberate through words and images what Kabul has gifted us through the eyes of her artists. We built a narrative in fifty […]
In his Monday Morning series, New York-based artist and architect Yazmani Arboleda inserts the unexpected into a city’s morning commute, to unveil the forgotten beauty of ritualised habits. After Bangalore, Nairobi and Yamaguchi, the project’s next, daring step will take over Kabul. Click here to read the full review on Domus
Our very good friend Yazmani Arboleda is working on a wonderful campaign to share 10,000 pink balloons with the people of Kabul. It will be a collective, transient celebration of the beauty of the ordinary. We have already bought one – you can help him making it possible by buying a balloon here.
We have gone a long way since we started our research for the book six months ago. Yesterday Lorenzo shot the last roll of film, roll number 171. In the afternoon we went to visit ustad Omarzad at the CCAA – we had a cup of tea, a long chat and joked about future projects. He then […]
Childhood can not be taken for granted in a place like Afghanistan. On a walk through Kabul, it is inevitable to meet street children by the hundreds, rugged, rumpled, with wandering eyes and swollen red hands in the bitter cold of the Afghan winter. Many of these children are orphans, who are a by-product of […]
Francesca Recchia guides us through the work of Razistan, a collective of photographers that aims to both reveal and transcend the Afghan conflict beyond the photo-reportage of war, focusing on the real protagonists in the conflict: people and territory. A photo-essay from Kabul by Razistan Click here to read the story on Domus
Now this is a book I really want to read. Sunday After the War by Henry Miller is a book of essays on war, the role of artists and what human beings should expect from the future. Maria Popova wrote on Brain Pickings a great review of the book. In the heat of World War […]