“We enjoyed ourselves by commenting on things, by going to good and unknown places, by traveling, frequenting the theatre, exhibitions, and concerts. During the day, I would be at work; then I would go around taking photographs. I returned home late and took a shower, by which time our guests started arriving. We lived fully, and everything had its own pleasure.” —Rifat Chadirji.
Publication: “Capturing Evanescence: Rifat Chadirji and Balkis Sharara in conversation with Amin Alsaden,” Ibraaz (November 16, 2016).
Keywords: Rifat Chadirji, Balkis Sharara, conversation, interview, architect, author, writer, architecture, design, art, buildings, urbanism, photography, society, culture, travel, modernism, post-WWII, 20th century, Baghdad, Iraq, South West Asia, Arab world
Image: Rifat Chadirji and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT