International book launch

Yasmeen Lari: Architecture for the Future


Wed 10.05.2023, 15:00-17:00
Book cover with painted image of a woman and a motorbike with two men on it

Cover: Mural of Yasmeen Lari in the Defence Underpass, Karachi.
© Video still: Imran Gill, 2022 Photograph cover: Alexander Ach Schuh

"The world of Yasmeen Lari invites us to shift the axes of our worlds to other bodies of knowledge, literacies and imaginations. A much-desired discourse for our time" — Sumayya Vally (Counterspace) on the book Yasmeen Lari: Architecture for the Future.

The book that accompanies the exhibition ‘Yasmeen Lari. Architecture for the Future’ provides an overview of Lari’s extraordinary practice, from her modernist beginnings in the 1960s to the current humanitarian architecture based on decolonisation and decarbonising. Nine chapters of previously unpublished photographs and plans, as well as 11 essays by authors from South Asia, Europe, Brazil and the USA, show Lari’s life’s work in a context of architectural issues and the future. At the international book launch, the editors hold a discussion with Yasmeen Lari, Anne Karpf and Chris Moffat as well as Victoria Hindley of the MIT Press.

Editors: Angelika Fitz, Elke Krasny, Marvi Mazhar, Architekturzentrum Wien

Abira Ashfaq, Cassandra Cozza, Angelika Fitz, Runa Kahn, Anne Karpf, Elke Krasny, Marvi Mazhar, Chris Moffat, Anila Naeem, Raquel Rolnik, Helen Thomas, Rafia Zakaria
The MIT Press, 288 pages (in English)