stories all around us…

General Manager Mahbubul Alam, Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh (photo from my 2013 Bangladesh visit and interview) Yesterday, I returned to the printer cartridge store where I had purchased toner...

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revisiting the border…

the Texas-Mexico fence at Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Last week, I dipped into the Rio Grande Valley for 24-hours to participate in an arts and literature festival. The morning after...

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04 May, 2017

borderlines book launch…

Seaba Sarwar
04 May, 2017

photo by Jimmy Castillo I spend a fleeting two days in Houston to kick off Voices Breaking Boundaries’ latest publication, Borderlines Volume Three. The publication, co-edited by Margot Backus...

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27 Mar, 2017

no borders, no walls….

Sehbar Sarwar
27 Mar, 2017

a fence dividing two nations To celebrate spring break, the family and I drive down the coastline to visit San Diego. On our last morning, we dip down to...

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03 Feb, 2017

VBB’s upcoming publication…

03 Feb, 2017

Borderlines Volume Two; image by Veer Munshi, cover design by Angela Martinez Now more than ever it’s important to push past rising walls. In about a month, Voices Breaking...

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29 May, 2016

since 1947…

Sehba Sarwar
29 May, 2016

I’ve been using this aluminum foil for many years. Today, as the box catches light on the kitchen table, I stop chopping onions to stare at the slogan since...

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16 Apr, 2016

a live mural installation…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Apr, 2016

Yesterday I stopped by the University of Houston to witness eL Seed work on his mural installation as part of the Mitchell Center’s CounterCurrent festival. As he worked high...

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25 Jul, 2013

more visits…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2013

Two sculptures at the Institute of Fine Art in Dhaka The Institute of Fine Art at the University of Dhaka is an open space where students sketch, paint and...

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25 Jul, 2013

stories of loss…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2013

Khushi arranges for us to visit Savar, the site where the Rana Plaza collapsed back in April. Today marks three months of mourning for more than 1100 lives that...

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23 Jul, 2013

spontaneous party…

Sehba Sarwar
23 Jul, 2013

In the evening, I offer a presentation about VBB to the Britto Arts Trust, and they inform me about their artists collective. After the formal conversation and collection of...

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