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Welcome to Kabul:Reconstructions. You can follow the information below, which has been gathered from a number of sources by a number of participants (click on the names at left for bios), to reconstruct your own picture of events in Kabul since this site was launched on March 8th, 2003 and, in a sense, since the reconstruction of Afghanistan began somewhere in the winter of 2001-02.

Some of this information has been provided in response to specific questions submitted by visitors like you. Please note that this section of the project is now maintained as an archive and has not been updated since 2005. Click here to ASK A QUESTION.

Participants
Mariam Ghani
Tarek Ghani
Zohra Saed
Massoud Hosseini
Nassima Mustafa
Bibigol Ghani
Arian Mouj Sharifi
Soraia Ghani

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Kabul: Reconstructions
I shot this video in Kabul in December 2002. It's made up of five kinds of footage: 1) carpenters from Nuristan using traditional methods to design and carve a wooden cabinet; 2) an evening at the Macroiana, a housing project built during the Soviet era, and inhabited even though it was never finished; 3) my cousin Lamia and great-aunt Simin making the Afghan dish aushak; 4) various constructions sites around Kabul; 5) in his absence, I get dressed up in my father's clothes. This six-minute video, which you can download here in three two-minute segments, is the center channel of the three-channel piece on view inside the installation at Exit Art; the other two channels show road footage from Kabul and its suburbs.
Posted By: mariam   May 27th 2003, 2003 11:15 AM



Kabul: Partial Reconstructions is an installation and public dialogue project that explores the multiple meanings and resonances of the idea of reconstruction -- as both process and metaphor -- in the context of present-day Kabul.

www.kabul-reconstructions.net is an online discussion forum, information resource, and medium for the communication of questions and answers about the reconstruction between people inside and outside the city of Kabul itself.