Creative Tashkent: the people and places modernising cultural heritage

Creative cities

31 March 2021

This article was produced by The Calvert Journal in partnership with British Council

Tashkent is changing. Some of its transformations are exciting: new initiatives, such as independent galleries and poetic duels, animate the life of the city, galvanising its creative community. Other changes, however, are troubling: the city is losing much of its cultural heritage, as entire mahallas are bulldozed, and replaced with high rises. This is not the first time the city is radically altered: in his Letter from Tashkent, writer-in-exile Hamid Ismailov recalls the post-war Uzbek capital city’s many faces, few of which he still recognises.

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