18 December 2011
In response to Karachi’s increasingly privatized, securitized and segregated public spaces, the Tentative Collective organized a group gathering on top of the boundary wall around Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park. This is one the city’s most beloved parks that has restricted public access by building a boundary wall and charging an entry fee. Some 50 people from different parts of the city including the nearby migrant colony (Shirin Jinnah) joined us at 4:00 pm on a Sunday to drink chai and hang out in an unusual gathering place. Our action coincided with International Migrants’ Day and was documented and tracked by Immigrant Movement International led by artist Tania Bruguera in Queens, New York.