Kabristan-Land of graves | Mestroni | Visual Ethnography
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Kabristan-Land of graves

Simone Mestroni


Kabristan, meaning ‘graveyard’ in Urdu, is an attempt to represent the paralyzed potential of the longstanding conflict of Kashmir, highlighting a mixture of anthropological ingredients which look temporarily dormant like tombs but about to explode into a new massive stage of violence. The project was developed in Srinagar, the valley's main city and the core of Kashmir's cultural and political history, and it blends different aspects of the relation between people and the pressure of the past, primarily perceived as a deadly and pressurizing atmosphere that intertwines with inner and outer landscapes, past and future, grief and anger, introspection and violence, political utopia and bitter realities of the conflict.


Kashmir; Conflict; India; Pakistan; Violence; Separatism

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
Web Salvo Leo

Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023