Past Events

Citizen Journalism Training Project
A talk on Karachi, its cultural heritage, preservation and the role of citizens.
Movenpick Hotel, Karachi
8th October, 2017
4.30 PM

V4AF + ARCASIA Roundtable on Heritage-Conservation-Renovation 'Adaptive reuse of heritage structures.' 
Budapest, Hungary
July 1st-2nd, 2017

Maintaining & Protecting Cultural Heritage
Berlin, Germany
16th- 23rd July, 2017

ARCASIA Forum (Speaker, Conference)
Indian Institute of Architects
Jaipur, India
21st-25th May, 2017

International Design Conference Karachi
Design Evolution-Education And Practice
22nd February, 2017 (IVSAA) moderating panel for Heritage & Culture.

Lahooti Melo
Panel Session on Indigenous Music, Arts & Culture
21st-22nd January, 2017- Hyderabad

City in Context | Contested Spaces: Conflict, Violence, Reconciliation
Miro Craemer / Marvi Mazhar / Adeela Suleman / Kai Vockler Moderated by Attiq Uddin Ahmed
1st-4th December, 2016-AlHamra Arts Council, Lahore
The panel focuses on the damaging and destructive sides of the urban in their local and global contexts. It suggests and presents, however, also strategies of catharsis, of individual and communal efforts to deal with critical issues in ways that have the potential to highlight, heal and reconcile, while grappling with ever-prevailing questions of futility and idealism.

Goethe-Institut Workshop: International Forum on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy
7th-19th November, 2016-Munich

HAP Workshop - Beacon House School
4th-6th November, 2016- School of Tomorrow, Lahore

ARCASIA – IAP Young Architects Collaborative Seminar
9th September, 2016, Karachi
Young professionals, (Under 40 years) who have excelled in their respective fields, showcased their work at the seminar. Ar. Faryal Sikandar and Ar. Yumna Jawed represented Marvi Mazhar & Associates, gave a presentation on 'Not Building but Challenging-between history, and development'. 

"Public Space: Fights and Fictions" 
19- 21 May, 2016, Berlin
Demo: Polis- The Right to Public Space
36-hour “Factory of Thought” is also designed to run concurrently and interact with the “Demo:Polis” exhibition, which is presenting exemplary model projects, realised utopias and current issues. Architect Marvi Mazhar presented a paper on
"Public Space as a Militarized Environment".

Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department Planning, Development, Monitoring, Implementation & Evaluation Cell- Government of Sindh

Mr. Abdul Hameed Akhund (EFT) and Arch. Marvi Mazhar to attend meeting regarding reconstruction, renovation and preservation of historical mosque of Arore, District Sukkur
26th to 27th, January 2016, Sukkur

Endowment Trust Fund: Three day Conservation Workshop
12th to 15th January 2016, Hyderabad, Nasarpur & Kot Diji

HAP Workshop - Beacon House School
28th November- School of Tomorrow, Karachi

HAP Workshop - Abdullah Shah Ghazi Primary/Secondary Girls School
22nd September 2015, Clifton, Karachi.

HAP Workshop - Ali Model English School
2nd September 2015, Korangi, Karachi. 

HAP Workshop - Beaconhouse School System
17th August 2015, Karachi.

HAP Workshop - 'History and Architecture of British Raj' for Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) Junior Interns.
8th July 2015, Karachi.

Endowment Fund Trust - Site Visit to evaluate ongoing conservation work at Mausoleum of Ghulam Shah Kalhoro.
3rd July 2015, Hyderabad.

Seminar - 'The Emerging Industrial Identity' - Khairpur Special Economic Zone
12th June, 2015, Marriott Hotel, Karachi.

12 Seconds: An Art Installation
5th June to 7th June 2015, FOMMA Art Gallery, Karachi.

Dil Phaink: An Installation by PeaceNiche | T2F
15th May to 25th May 2015, Southbank Centre, London, UK.

Karachi Children's Art Fest - Heritage Awareness Program (HAP)
29th March 2015, Goethe Institute, Karachi.

Froebel's Education Centre - Heritage Awareness Program (HAP)
16th March 2015, Karachi.

International Conference on Architectural Education
19-21 December 2014, Islamabad

BAITHAK: An exhibition organized by Pursukoon Karachi
20 December 2014, Karachi

Press and Media

Sustainable Cities
Published on 2nd May 2017 in Huffpost

Economic Importance of Heritage Conservation
Published on 24th April 2017 in The Express Tribune

Inquiry into police involvement in demolition of heritage building ordered
Published on 11th April 2017 in Dawn

Civil Society seeks action against builder mafia for demolishing historical school building
Published on 10th April 2017 in Geo

Karachi: Demolition of historical school building stirs controversy
Published on 10th April 2017 in Daily Pakistan Global

Sindh IGP orders inquiry into Karachi Heritage building demolition as activists express shock, anger
Published on 10th April 2017 in Dawn

Project Urbanities
Published on 11th January 2017

Urbanities presents: Inteligencias Colectivas

Revamped Pakistan Chowk: 'It's rehabilitation, not restoration'
Published on 12th December 2016 in The News Internation

A cool patch in the middle of chaos at Pakistan Chowk
Published on 12th December 2016 in Dawn

A breath of fresh air: Pakistan Chowk gets a marvelous makeover
Published on 7th December 2016 in The News International

'A World of Tomorrow: Seeking Inspiration and Equilibrium in a New Age'
Published on 7th November 2016 in Dawn

At Yeh Hai Karachi, amateur artists turn their lens on the city
Published on 23 October 2016 in Dawn

Documentation of Jufelhurst school to be completed within two weeks for conservation
Published on 17th February 2016 in Dawn.

Preserving Kalhoro tomb of Hyderabad - what to do and what not to do
Published on 15th January 2016 in Express Tribune 

Ugly billboards: Cant't live with them, Can't live without them by Ferya Illyas
Published on 30th November 2015 in Express Tribune

Preserving Karachi's Architectural History by Farhan Anwar
Published on 31st August 2015 in Express Tribune

The Tomb of Mian Ghulam Husain Kalhoro
Published on 6th July 2015 at Windmills of My Mind

Fading from memory: Kalhoro's tiled marvel beckons those who wish to renew its glory
Published on 5th July 2015 in Express Tribune

Rs29m restoration work on Ghulam Shah Kalhoro mausoleum gets under way
Published on 4th July 2015 in DAWN

Karachi Re-Imagined: How the city of Lights Festival brings civic pride back
Published on 9 June 2015 in DAWN

Karachi railway station: On the right track
Published on 1 February 2015 in Express Tribune

Architecture is about people
Aga Khan Seminar (Architecture is Life)
Published on 8 November 2014 in DAWN

All aboard: Bringing the railroad back to life
Published on 9 June 2014 in Express Tribune

Karachi Cantt Railway Station Booking Office Inauguration
Published on 9 June 2014 in Jang

Cantt Station's New Face 
Published on 10 May 2014 in Newsline Magazine

Liberating Heritage with Pride
Published on April 2014 in Phegency Magazine



A talk on Karachi's Heritage & Urban development, at Citizen Journalism Seminar / Workshop on 8th October, 2017 in Karachi, Pakistan. 

A talk on Karachi's Heritage & Urban development, at Citizen Journalism Seminar / Workshop on 8th October, 2017 in Karachi, Pakistan. 



Jufelhurst High School Rebuilding Plan Order from Sindh Government

Story of Pakistan Chowk | Rehabilitation Project. Documented by Mahera Omar (

Published in local Urdu Newspaper, Roznama Daily Express on 12th Decmeber, 2016.

Published in The News International on December 12th, 2016.

Rehabilitation of Pakistan Chowk inagurated on 11th December, 2016. Published in The Express Tribune on 12th December, 2016. 

Rehabilitation of Pakistan Chowk inaugurated on 11th December, 2016. Published in International The News on 7th December, 2016.

Inauguration of Pakistan Chowk, a rehabilitation public space project, graciously supported by Sharmila Saheba Faruqui and PPP Advisor and Senator Moula Baksh Chandio on 11th December, 2016, Karachi. 

In conversation with moderator Attiq Uddin Ahmed at Alhamra Art Council, Lahore: City in Context | Contested Spaces: Conflict, Violence, Reconciliation. Speakers: Miro Craemer, Marvi Mazhar, Adeela Sulaiman and Kai Vockler

ARCASIA – IAP Young Architects Collaborative Seminar in Karachi on 9th September 2016. Architect Yumna Javed and Faryal Memon recieving participants award for representing Marvi Mazhar & Associates.

Meeting the team and editor of Himal Southasian, Aunohita Mojumdar in Nepal, Kathmandu on 29th July 2016. 

Meeting to discuss the restoration of the historical mosque of Muhammad bin Qasim in Arore, Sindh. Published in the Daily Kawish Sindhi Newspaper on 20th February 2016.

Documentation of Jufelhurst school to be completed within two weeks for conversation by Tooba Masood. Published in Dawn on 17th February 2016 

Preserving Kolhoro tomb of Hyderabad-what to do and what not to do by  Z Ali. Published in Express Tribune Published on January, 15 2016

Announcement published in Alumni Brew of IVS Alumni Association on the appointment of Marvi Mazhar as the Director of Peace Niche / The Second Floor on December, 7th 2015. 

Ugly Billboards: Can't live with them, can't live without them by Ferya Ilyas. Published in Express Tribune on November, 30th 2015

Preserving Karachi's Architectural Heritage by Farhan Anwar. Published in Express Tribune on 31st August, 2015. 

Endowment Fund Trust - Site Visit to evaluate ongoing conservation work at Mausoleum of Ghulam Shah Kalhoro.

Endowment Fund Trust - Site Visit to evaluate ongoing conservation work at Mausoleum of Ghulam Shah Kalhoro.

Seminar - Introduction to the history of Khairpur.

Karachi Re-Imagined: How the city of Lights Festival brings civic pride back.| 9th June 2015, Karachi.

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