Upcoming Events

The AKU Congress of Student Experience
Panelist in a session on “Student Centered Design & Academic Spaces”
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan.
24th November, 2018

Past Events

6th International Karachi Conference
Paper on Karachi’s Situational Urbanism
Karachi, Pakistan
10th November, 2018

Building a Better Future with Local Communities
A World of Tomorrow Re-imagined
School of Tomorrow (SOT)
Session 1: Building the Future: Architectural Heritage
Panelists: Marvi Mazhar, Arif Hassan and Vladmir Bataev
Time: 2:10 - 3:10 PM
Session 2: Better Futures with Community spaces
Panelists: Marvi Mazhar, Saad Rabbani and Arieb Azhar
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Sunflower Hall, Beach Luxury Hotel
Karachi, Pakistan.
3rd & 4th November, 2018
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/11/03/improving-educational-system-top-most-priority-president/

Preservation of Historical Sites in Pakistan
Radio Show: Chulo Aasman, FM 89.4
Karachi, Pakistan.
22nd October, 2018
12:00 - 14:00

Round Table Session with Journalist Zarrar Khuhro
Participants: Local Governing Bodies / Social Initiative Communities.
Karachi, Pakistan.
19th October, 2018
9:00 - 13:00

“What does ‘heritage’ mean in/for Pakistan? The South Asian Career of a Global Concept’
Heritage Across Borders
Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
1st - 6th September, 2018

Why do we need Safe Spaces for Youth
Join us to find out from the people of the most happening Youth & Community Engagement Spaces in Karachi
Lincoln Corner, Karachi
29th August, 2018
14:45 - 16:15 hours

National History & Literary Heritage Division
Government of Pakistan

First Meeting of the committee to suggest the best possible utilization of Heritage Buildings presently used as Public Buildings
Evacuee Trust Complex, Islamabad
27th August, 2018
12:00 PM

Design Meetup: 01
The Impact of Design
Fostering creative thought and conversation to build a more accessible, collaborative and design-centric environment
6th July, 2018
17:30 - 20:00 hours

Panel Discussion on Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Pakistan; Human Development and Public Service Management
Panelist: Mr. Usman Pirzada, Mr. Kamran Lashari & Ar. Marvi Mazhar
NMW Hall, National Management College, Lahore
30th April, 2018
10:30 - 13:00 hours

Panel Discussion on Conservation & Rehabilitation- Approaches & Experiences
Panelist: Ar. Yasmin Cheema, Dr. Anila Naeem, Ms. Asma Ibrahim, Mr. Kaleemullah Lashari, Ar. Mukhtar Hussain & Ar. Marvi Mazhar
Dawood University of Engineering & Technology
21st April, 2018
Karachi, Pakistan

Design Summit 01
BNU SVAD
Prologue
22nd April, 2018
Lahore, Pakistan

National History Museum
First digital history museum on Partition
Opening 17th April, 2018
Lahore, Pakistan

Digital Architectures and Archives
The Centre for Governance and Policy at Information Technology University, Lahore in collaboration with Columbia University is hosting a workshop called Digital Architectures and Archives
March 12-13, 2018
Lahore


HAP Workshop - CAS School
27th February 2018, Karachi

IAK Talks
Movement to induce inspiration for the young and motivation for the intelligentsia of Karachi. A program focused on building a platform where the nations most inspiring and successful thinkers speak and to work together for the betterment of Karachi.
JS Auditorium, IBA City Campus
26th January, 2018
7.00 PM

Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country
German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt to meet the curators of the original exhibition: Peter Cachola Schmal and Oliver Elser, the designers of the exhibition  and the arts department of the Goethe-Institut to work on a concept for the presentation of the exhibition in the following cities: Karachi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Santiago de Chile, Lima, London, & Prague.
Frankfurt, Germany
10th to 17th January, 2018

Preserving Karachi's Heritage Challenges and Opportunities
Panel Discussion about Prevailing Laws for Heritage Buildings & Districts
Moderator: AR. Ramiz Baig
Panelist: AR. Arif Hasan, Amber Alibhai, AR. Marvi Mazhar, Haider Waheed
Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi
24th October, 2017
2.40 PM

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
http://www.schooloftomorrow.beaconhouse.net/

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.
http://www.facebook.com/khicaf

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

International Conference on Architectural Education
19-21 December 2014, Islamabad
http://www.conf-bae-iap.com.pk/

BAITHAK: An exhibition organized by Pursukoon Karachi
20 December 2014, Karachi
http://on.fb.me/1AqBOqQ


Press and Media


Sustainable Cities
Published on 2nd May 2017 in Huffpost
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tehreem-husain/sustainable-cities_1_b_16381634.html

Economic Importance of Heritage Conservation
Published on 24th April 2017 in The Express Tribune
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1391822/economic-importance-heritage-conservation/

Inquiry into police involvement in demolition of heritage building ordered
Published on 11th April 2017 in Dawn
https://www.dawn.com/news/1326195/inquiry-into-police-involvement-in-demolition-of-heritage-building-ordered

Civil Society seeks action against builder mafia for demolishing historical school building
Published on 10th April 2017 in Geo
https://www.geo.tv/latest/137527-Civil-society-seeks-action-against-builder-mafia-for-demolishing-historical-school-building

Karachi: Demolition of historical school building stirs controversy
Published on 10th April 2017 in Daily Pakistan Global
https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/karachi-demolition-of-historical-school-building-stirs-controversy/

Sindh IGP orders inquiry into Karachi Heritage building demolition as activists express shock, anger
Published on 10th April 2017 in Dawn
https://www.dawn.com/news/1326103

Project Urbanities
Published on 11th January 2017
http://www.circlingaroundplaces.com/2017/01/11/project-urbanities-day-one/

Urbanities presents: Inteligencias Colectivas
https://www.goethe.de/ins/pk/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20871485

Revamped Pakistan Chowk: 'It's rehabilitation, not restoration'
Published on 12th December 2016 in The News Internation
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/171333-Revamped-Pakistan-Chowk-Its-rehabilitation-not-restoration

A cool patch in the middle of chaos at Pakistan Chowk
Published on 12th December 2016 in Dawn
http://www.dawn.com/news/1301879

A breath of fresh air: Pakistan Chowk gets a marvelous makeover
Published on 7th December 2016 in The News International
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/170414-A-breath-of-fresh-air-Pakistan-Chowk-gets-a-marvelous-makeover

'A World of Tomorrow: Seeking Inspiration and Equilibrium in a New Age'
Published on 7th November 2016 in Dawn
http://www.dawn.com/news/1294742

At Yeh Hai Karachi, amateur artists turn their lens on the city
Published on 23 October 2016 in Dawn
http://images.dawn.com/news/1176468/at-yeh-hai-karachi-amateur-artists-turn-their-lens-on-the-city

Documentation of Jufelhurst school to be completed within two weeks for conservation
Published on 17th February 2016 in Dawn.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1240220

Preserving Kalhoro tomb of Hyderabad - what to do and what not to do
Published on 15th January 2016 in Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028099/cost-of-conservation-preserving-kalhoro-tomb-of-hyderabad-what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do/ 

Ugly billboards: Cant't live with them, Can't live without them by Ferya Illyas
Published on 30th November 2015 in Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1000872/ugly-billboards-cant-live-with-them-cant-live-without-them/

Preserving Karachi's Architectural History by Farhan Anwar
Published on 31st August 2015 in Express Tribune
http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201508310019&EN_ID=11201508310010&EMID=11201508310003

The Tomb of Mian Ghulam Husain Kalhoro
Published on 6th July 2015 at Windmills of My Mind
http://kidvai.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-tomb-of-mian-ghulam-husain-kalhoro.html

Fading from memory: Kalhoro's tiled marvel beckons those who wish to renew its glory
Published on 5th July 2015 in Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/915027/fading-from-memory-kalhoros-tiled-marvel-beckons-those-who-wish-to-renew-its-glory/

Rs29m restoration work on Ghulam Shah Kalhoro mausoleum gets under way
Published on 4th July 2015 in DAWN
http://www.dawn.com/news/1192211

Karachi Re-Imagined: How the city of Lights Festival brings civic pride back
Published on 9 June 2015 in DAWN
http://www.dawn.com/news/1186930/

Karachi railway station: On the right track
Published on 1 February 2015 in Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/829035/karachi-railway-station-on-the-right-track/

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

http://www.dawn.com/news/1143021

All aboard: Bringing the railroad back to life
Published on 9 June 2014 in Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/719203/all-aboard-bringing-the-railroads-back-to-life/

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
http://www.newslinemagazine.com/2014/05/cantt-stations-new-face/

Liberating Heritage with Pride
Published on April 2014 in Phegency Magazine

 

 

 Panel Discussion on  Building the Future: Architectural Heritage  at A World of Tomorrow  Re-imagined Conference. Panelist: Mr. Arif Hassan (Left), Mr. Vladmir Bataev (Center) and Ms Marvi Mazhar (Right).  https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/11/03/improving-educational-system-top-most-priority-president/

Panel Discussion on Building the Future: Architectural Heritage at A World of Tomorrow
Re-imagined Conference.
Panelist: Mr. Arif Hassan (Left), Mr. Vladmir Bataev (Center) and Ms Marvi Mazhar (Right).
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/11/03/improving-educational-system-top-most-priority-president/

 Heritage Walk Karachi is a project of Pakistan Chowk Community Centre, initiated by Marvi Mazhar. The Purpose of the walk is to allow people from different walks of life to engage with the area of Old Town and enable them to explore their historical treasures.  https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_10_2018_115_005#top

Heritage Walk Karachi is a project of Pakistan Chowk Community Centre, initiated by Marvi Mazhar. The Purpose of the walk is to allow people from different walks of life to engage with the area of Old Town and enable them to explore their historical treasures.
https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_10_2018_115_005#top

 Marvi Mazhar made member of Heritage Body along with Nayyar Ali Dada, Rashid Rana, Shamoon Sultan, Omar Hassan, Dr Faisal Khan, Naeem Safi, Akram Dost Baloch, Samar Ali Khan and others.   https://tribune.com.pk/story/1789313/1-panels-formed-determine-condition-heritage-buildings/

Marvi Mazhar made member of Heritage Body along with Nayyar Ali Dada, Rashid Rana, Shamoon Sultan, Omar Hassan, Dr Faisal Khan, Naeem Safi, Akram Dost Baloch, Samar Ali Khan and others.
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1789313/1-panels-formed-determine-condition-heritage-buildings/

 Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, and National History & Literary Heritage Division, Shafqat Mahmood chairing first meeting of committee to suggest best possible utilization of Heritage Buildings at Committee room of National History and Literary Heritage Division in Islamabad on August 27, 2018. The Committee members include: Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Mr. Nayyar Ali Dada, Mr. Rashid Rana, Mr. Shamoon Sultan, Mr. Omar Hasan, Dr. Faisal Khan, Mr. Omar Khan Afridi, Mr. Naeem Safi, Mr. Akram Dost Baloch, Miss Muneeza Hashmi, Miss Adeela Suleman, Mr. Samar Ali Khan, Miss Marvi Mazhar, Miss Asma Rashid Khan & Engr, Aamir Hasan.  https://www.app.com.pk/shafqat-mehmood-forms-committees-to-submit-detailed-report-on-important-buildings-within-two-weeks/   https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/360313-shafqat-forms-committees-to-submit-report-on-important-buildings

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, and National History & Literary Heritage Division, Shafqat Mahmood chairing first meeting of committee to suggest best possible utilization of Heritage Buildings at Committee room of National History and Literary Heritage Division in Islamabad on August 27, 2018.
The Committee members include:
Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Mr. Nayyar Ali Dada, Mr. Rashid Rana, Mr. Shamoon Sultan, Mr. Omar Hasan, Dr. Faisal Khan, Mr. Omar Khan Afridi, Mr. Naeem Safi, Mr. Akram Dost Baloch, Miss Muneeza Hashmi, Miss Adeela Suleman, Mr. Samar Ali Khan, Miss Marvi Mazhar, Miss Asma Rashid Khan & Engr, Aamir Hasan.
https://www.app.com.pk/shafqat-mehmood-forms-committees-to-submit-detailed-report-on-important-buildings-within-two-weeks/
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/360313-shafqat-forms-committees-to-submit-report-on-important-buildings

 Panel Discussion on  Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Pakistan; Human Development and Public Service Management Focusing on Public Policy and Implementation  Panelist Ar. Marvi Mazhar talks about  Vanishing Forms of Entertainment: Mushaira, Maila, Village Theater, Corner Libraries , with other panelists including Mr. Usman Pirzada and Mr. Kamran Lashari at National Management College, Lahore.

Panel Discussion on Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Pakistan; Human Development and Public Service Management
Focusing on Public Policy and Implementation

Panelist Ar. Marvi Mazhar talks about Vanishing Forms of Entertainment: Mushaira, Maila, Village Theater, Corner Libraries, with other panelists including Mr. Usman Pirzada and Mr. Kamran Lashari at National Management College, Lahore.

 National History Museum The first digital history museum on Partition was inaugurated by Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif on 17th April, 2018, Lahore, Pakistan Curators & Board Members (from left to right): Ar. Ahsan Najmi, Sophia Balagamwala, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Ar. Marvi Mazhar and Amean Jan

National History Museum
The first digital history museum on Partition was inaugurated by Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif on 17th April, 2018, Lahore, Pakistan
Curators & Board Members (from left to right): Ar. Ahsan Najmi, Sophia Balagamwala, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Ar. Marvi Mazhar and Amean Jan

 Knowledge Architectures: Lahore workshop 12 Mar 2018 at Lahore, Pakistan. From Left Dr. Durba Mitra (Harvard University) Dr. Manan Ahmed Asif (University of Columbia), Marvi Mazhar, Zehra Nawab and Ryan Perkins (Stanford University)

Knowledge Architectures: Lahore workshop
12 Mar 2018 at Lahore, Pakistan. From Left Dr. Durba Mitra (Harvard University) Dr. Manan Ahmed Asif (University of Columbia), Marvi Mazhar, Zehra Nawab and Ryan Perkins (Stanford University)

 A Panel Discussion about Prevailing Laws for Heritage Buildings & Districts | Preserving Karachi's Heritage Challenges and Opportunities Seminar on 24th October, 2017 in Karachi, Pakistan  https://www.dawn.com/news/1366044/experts-stress-need-to-preserve-cultural-identity-in-heritage

A Panel Discussion about Prevailing Laws for Heritage Buildings & Districts | Preserving Karachi's Heritage Challenges and Opportunities Seminar on 24th October, 2017 in Karachi, Pakistan
https://www.dawn.com/news/1366044/experts-stress-need-to-preserve-cultural-identity-in-heritage

 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.

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Jufelhurst High School Rebuilding Plan Order from Sindh Government

Story of Pakistan Chowk | Rehabilitation Project. Documented by Mahera Omar (www.afewmofilms.com)

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 receiving 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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