Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan, with a population of 21 million, Since 1998, the population has more than doubled. Rising rent prices and growing families have driven people to cram multiple families into one housing unit by sharing living quarters, kitchens and toilets, reflecting the unprecedented housing crisis in the city.
I strive to chronicle small fragments of life in Karachi, which have complex sociological layers, often missed in statistics. This project documents kitchens in small neighborhoods, which are hidden spaces, emblems of social, gender and spatial inequality.
I trace the burdens of these kitchens on women, with irreversible consequences on the lifestyle and food identity of its diverse ethnic populations.