Public Space: Fights and Fictions

MARVI MAZHAR

Traveller by choice, story teller by default, Marvi Mazhar joined Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first woman architect, after graduating from Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. In 2014 she then started her own heritage and design consultancy, focusing on regional and urban conservation as well as urban design interventions for government, municipal and corporate clients. She is actively involved in documenting and understanding the heritage quarters vs. new development in the urban context and restoring buildings in remote areas.
Marvi Mazhar is the Director at PeaceNiche (T2F), a public space for providing a wealth of art and cultural activities, open dialogue, public discourse, and advocacy through progressive ideas and the new media. She is the co-founder of the Architectural Design Research Lab (ADRL), a research laboratory devoted to projects within the fields of architecture and urban design which is housed within, and affiliated to, the Department of Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture.