Open Call: Houses of Kal Colombo & Karachi

18/04/2021 — 30/04/2021

a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. kal, design: aziza ahmad

House of Kal Colombo

——>> සිංහල (Sinhala)

——>> தமிழ் (Tamil)

——>> English

House of Kal Karachi

(Urdu) اردو <<——

——>> English

Deadline: 30 April

The trans*oceanic platform a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. kal (kal) is excited to announce an opportunity for a group of emerging art practitioners permanently or temporarily based in either Colombo or Karachi whose work explores feminist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and queer possibility. The Houses of Kal are conceived as a low-residency program with a public programming and publishing outlet as well as a collective and self-organized space in the making.

The Houses of Kal are created to run concurrently in Colombo, Karachi and Berlin as part of the international art project kal. The project’s name takes as inspiration the poet Fatimah Asghar’s invocation of the Hindi-Urdu word ‘kal’, which considers the past and the future interchange- able and makes it possible to unhinge dominant contours of time or being.

The Houses of Kal will summon a multiplicity of approaches to learning, sharing, healing, and co-living as a collaborative practice between emerging artists and transdisciplinary practitioners with the aim of fostering community and solidarity, locally and across borders. The Houses invite practitioners interested in discourse and praxis at the crossings of art-making, feminisms, and eco-politics with an emphasis on collaboration and care for each other’s practices.

For the Open Call please follow links above


a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. kal is organized by Aziz Sohail and The Many Headed Hydra with Fiza Khatri and Sandev Handy. kal is a collaboration between District*School Without Center, Archive Books, the Goethe Institut Karachi and Colombo, and Indus Valley Gallery Karachi, funded by the Goethe Institut, the Department for Culture and Europe in the Berlin Senate, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and ifa.