I would always dream of my house:
An audio walk on displacement

with Sonya Schönberger

I would always dream of my house is an audio walk that broaches issues of loss and leaving home. It narrates stories of displacement from the Partition of India and the Second World War in Europe. It intertwines dramatic retellings based on recollections of survivors to create a counter-geography that makes visible the erasures and disappearances inherent in the violence of displacement. The project draws connections around the conditions, experiences and making of refugees across borders, in an attempt to disrupt frames of war which continue to claim some lives as grievable and others as not.

This project was supported by Goethe Institut-Pakistan and HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. The audio walk took place in Karachi and Berlin simultaneously in May 2016.