Govet College University exhibition on evolution of big cities

LAHORE:November 12:The Government College University (GCU) organised a photographic exhibition on evolution of big cities in Pakistan held on Saturday in connection with the 8th THAAP Conference. The conference, spread over eight technical sessions, was held in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Some 51 photographs on life in major cities of Pakistan were displayed at the exhibition which was attended by a large number of people. Trust for History, Arts and Architecture Pakistan (THAAP) Director Prof Pervaiz Vandal inaugurated the photographic exhibition. A city is not a soulless mass of infrastructure and debris. A city is like an organism which grows, develops and changes, he said. THAAP Chief Executive Prof Sajida Haider Vandal said the photographic exhibition presented the impact of never-ending urban evolution on its inhabitants and environment. “These photographs remind us of the ways we have moulded our living spaces and lifestyles. Both, the tragedy and the heroism of transforming urban culture are recorded in strong expression,” she said. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah said young and seasoned photographers shared their remarkable individual vision on ever shifting metropolitan sensibility which draws our attention to what needed to be done to help sustain impact of the massive urban progression and its consequences on global environment. The fourth session of the conference was addressed by Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, THAAP COMSATS Architecture Department Chairperson Dr Samra Mohsin Khan, Historian Prof Dr Tahir Kamran, GCU Fine Arts Department Chairperson Irfan-Ullah Babar and photographer Amna Yasin.The news.

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