The collaborative research project, Chapakhana Archive, documents and exhibits the local histories of print in Dhaka and its technologies of production in broad ways; exploring the ideas about their deployment, function, and impact, and historical indications of local engagement and characterisation of print revolution in Dhaka. The project explores different aspects of print theoretically and in practice, from artistic printmaking to lithographed circus posters in mass circulation and self-published ‘Little Magazines’, and focuses on the local print-makers, publishers, entrepreneurs, and other individuals with the aim of exploring material, practical, and technological involvement of individuals and social groups – among many other facets of engagement. The framework of the exhibition comes from Mara Züst’s research for her project Kolkata — City of Print.


Date: February 12, 2021 to February 21, 2021

Time: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Venue: Drik-Path Building