Close of Play: Khidr Collective
GSA Exhibitions / MLitt Art Writing

Event Type:

Close of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action




12 Apr 2022
15:00 - 16:15



Khidr Collective Zine
Issue Four: Water

Close of Play: Khidr Collective

Event info

Rescheduled to Tuesday 12 April, 3pm to 4.15pm, 2022, online

Close Of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action

Khidr Collective

This Close of Play Event is hosted by GSA MLitt Art Writing graduate Maria Howard.

Khidr Collective will talk about Issue 4 of Khidr Collective Zine ‘Water’. This zine contains essays, fiction, illustrations, photography and multimedia art that explore the contributors’ relationship with water. They look at how water “affects some of our political and economic structures, and how it transports our personal memories. [They] explore the manifestation of water in our daily lives, the comfort it provides to those who are suffering, and the mercy it carries when it falls from the skies.”

Khidr Collective is a UK-based multidisciplinary arts collective which curates and platforms the work of Muslim artists. Khidr Collective also collaborates with writers, poets, illustrators, filmmakers, photographers and creatives more broadly to produce original work.

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Nishat Alam is Photography Editor of Khidr Collective Zine. She works in a museum and in archives, and is interested in art, craft, analogue photography and history. @notnishat

Warda Khokhar is Non-Fiction Editor of Khidr Collective Zine. She is a photographer, writer, and researcher interested in the study of welfare, social policy and peacebuilding. Warda previously contributed to the ‘Memories of Partition’ exhibition by The Manchester Museum and Seoulbeats, providing socio-cultural analysis of the Korean entertainment industry. @wardamehek

Zainab Rahim is Non-Fiction Editor of Khidr Collective Zine. Zainab is the editor of a comment website called The Platform. Her writing focuses on arts and culture, local history and global politics. @zainoted

Maria Howard is a writer and artist based in Glasgow. Her practice examines the links between memory, place and the climate crisis through a watery lens. She is also an associate editor for Nothing Personal magazine. She graduated from the Art Writing MLitt at The Glasgow School of Art in 2021. mariahoward.org/

This event is part of GSA’s ‘Close of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action’ series which explores the ways in which creative actions and multi-disciplinary practice can address climate emergency, sustainability, and climate justice. A different part of GSA hosts each event.