anticolonial maps
for lost lovers
Bushra Saleem

My Map is a Portal

This is a fantastical dive into the world of storytelling, specifically of the stories religions tell.

It draws its essence from the prayer rug as a point of arrival, as a place of prayer/wishing/desire/return to god.

What is geography in the realm of religion that is rooted on earth but also transcends borders, horizontal, vertical, longitudinal and latitudinal, between the earth and the sky.

This is the story of a child trying to understand religion and connect to the creator without binaries. It is made up of visuals inspired by miniature, maps, and scripts. It has been given the form of one tapestry with  windows unto it. 

Bushra Saleem

Bushra is a researcher and illustrator, with a B.Arch. from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and an on going student of MA Design: Spaces and Participation at Goldsmiths, University of London. Their work revolves around the everyday narratives of the city and draws inspiration from feminist and queer literature across the world/universe.


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