Cartography is discussed as a process of marking of territory and nations. This process can occur through various ways, one of which is newspapers and nation-based discourses disseminated through this medium. The power and potential to thus ‘mark the land’ through this format is a jumping off point for this publication,.
Imran Mir's (1950-2014) oeuvre can be interpreted as a constant refusal to provide comprehensive elaboration beyond what one experiences. The act of contemplation is a guiding principle to interpreting Imran Mir’s work, an approach that reverberates into a practice that grew out of conversations with a community of artists, activists, poets, relatives, and other thinkers in Karachi.