Embracing and questioning our past

Warning: Some viewer might find some of the issues raised / exhibits uncomfortable and / or stressful.


"In the Margins" co-curated by people of different background and heritage is the exhibition to see at the Portico Library.


I admit, as someone involved in part of the conversation around shaping the exhibition, I may be bias. But, don't just take my word see it for yourself.


"In the .margins" sits somewhere between the library's core collection (cultural space) and the library's coffee shop (social space). It bridges the two spaces and opens up a new space for admiring treasures of the library, raising questions and even objecting to the signs of injustice and cruelty that was, and even is, perceived as "culture".


The exhibition is a window to our past as well as an insight to our own beliefs and behaviour. It highlights the fact that although we have come a long way in some instances, we still have not moved away from our bias as a society.


The conversation about where we stand and where we want to get to can start by conversation around the current exhibition at the library. Hope you could come and see the exhibition for yourself.


نمایشگاه در حاشیه در کتابخانه پورتیکو فضایی فراهم کرده برای نگاهی به گذشته و پذیرش فرهنگ آن زمان و در عین حال به چالش کشیدن آن.

با بازدید از نمایشگاه فرصت دارید تا نظرات و پیشنهادات خود را به مجموعه‌ی به نمایش گذاشته شده اضافه نمایید.




A translation of Shahnameh, is also in the exhibit.

ترجمه‌ای از شاهنامه هم به نمایش گذاشته شده.




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