Davide Tommaso Ferrando
Is an architecture critic and researcher. He has a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design, and a Doctorate in Architecture and Building Design.His interests lie in studying the points of convergence for architecture, city and media.


Dr. Hena Ali
Is a Senior Lecturer of BA Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. Hena is a UK based designer, researcher, academic, innovator, and journal reviewer. She is also an Associate lecturer at the MA Service Design, London College of Communication.


Feryal Ali Gauhar
Did Political Economy at McGill University, Montreal, studied Media Education at the University of London, trained as a television broadcaster in the Netherlands and at the University of Southern California, and served as a fellow of the Gates Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, he is Post-Doc University Assistant in the Department of Architectural Theory and History at the University of Innsbruck. He has also held the position of adjunct professor Politecnico di Torino, Università di Ferrara and ETSA Madrid, and has been invited as a guest lecturer at many international universities.

Davide brings a rich curatorial experience. In 2016, he curated “Unfolding Pavilion: Curated Archives” exhibition, with Daniel Tudor Munteanu.

He was the scientific consultant for the “Meeting the Commons” section of the Italian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2017, he curated the Festival “Architettura in Città” of Torino with Nina Bassoli and in 2018, the “Unfolding Pavilion: Little Italy” exhibition and symposium is curated with Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Sara Favargiotti.

He is the editor of several publications and his work is published in accredited international journals and magazines. In 2018 he published his first monographic book: The City in the Image.

He is the director of 011+ and video-director of Viceversa.

MA/MSc dissertation supervisor at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts.

She holds a practice-led doctorate in ‘Graphic Communication Design for Sustainable Social Innovation’ from Central Saints Martins

She has an MPhil in Cultural Heritage Management. She has been a columnist for Pakistan’s leading English language daily, DAWN and is the author of two critically acclaimed novels. Ms. Ali Gauhar has made over forty films on marginalization and poverty, with two acclaimed feature films made in 1994 and 1997.

She served as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Population Fund from 1999 till 2004.Ms. Ali Gauhar has taught Film history, theory and technology at the National College of Arts. She lectures at apex institutions (National Defence University,

Administrative Staff College, Civil Services Academy, National Institute of Management) around the country on women and economic development, reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, the environment-poverty nexus, and cultural heritage management.

Feryal has worked with the World Monuments Fund, New York, as coordinator for the Chilas Cultural Landscape Documentation project for the area in Gilgit Baltistan where the Diamer Basha Dam is being built by the Government of Pakistan. She has served as Project Consultant for the Pak-German Archaeological Mission and for the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan. Feryal has led the team which wrote the cultural heritage management plan for Diamer Basha Dam, Chilas, Gilgit Baltistan, and for the Dasu Hydropower Project in Indus Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Feryal and has just completed her third novel, “An Abundance of Wild Roses”. She is currently working on a screenplay for a feature film. Feryal lives in Lahore with an abundance of almost wild animals and a few, equally interesting humans.


Herve Matin
Completed his Fine Arts from University of Tehran-IRAN before coming to France in 1982. He got his PhD in Fine Arts from Paris Diderot University (Université Paris 7) in 1987.


Javed Jabbar
Senator (R) Javed Jabbar is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and advertising mogul. As an elected member of the Senate of Pakistan, he has extensive experience in public affairs, grass-root development, welfare organizations, international affairs, and a variety of government departments.


Kalim Siddiqui
Ar. Kalim A. Siddiqui holds a M.Sc. from AIT Bangkok in Human Settlements Planning and Development along with a B. Arch. in Architecture.

From 1986 to 1992, he had various work experiences from teaching to working as graphic designer, art director in communication agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi -London, ILC – Paris, Landais Print & Communication – Paris.He founded HM Studio Graphic Design Agency in 1993, then became co-founder and general manager of Genie Interactif Communication Agency from 1996 to 2006.

In 2000, Hervé Matine initiated Mediavillage, the first co-working space, offering freelancers, communication and web agencies a high tech, plug and play open space office of 1600m2 in heart of Paris. From 2002 to 2008 he curated several exhibitions and hosted 2002 Greenpeace auction against global warming.

President of 4 Tomorrow Association, he is the founder of poster for tomorrow, an international project whose goal is to encourage people, both in and outside the design community, to make posters to stimulate debate on issues that affect us all. For 10 years, several editions of poster for tomorrow were under patronage of Council of Europe and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is endorsed by charities such as Amnesty, Reporters Without Borders, FIDH, and collaborated with different department of United Nations.

Beyond his political career, he is the founder of MNJ Communications (Pvt.), known for producing distinctive and unique advertising content.

He was also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of AdAsia 2019, promoting more impactful and thoughtful advertising in the country.

Ar. Siddiqui carries with him a wealth of experience in project design & preparation, planning, monitoring and control acquired over the past more than thirty years in professional practice.

Ar. Siddiqui has been active in promoting the cause of Architects at the National and International levels as early as 1985.

Has been involved in the affairs of the Institute of Architects Pakistan and has held various positions as Office Bearer of the Institute over a period of more than 25 years. Borders, FIDH, and collaborated with different department of United Nations.


Moeen Faruqi
is an artist and writer living in Karachi. His paintings have been exhibited widely within Pakistan and internationally in Canada, Italy, Singapore, Bangladesh, UK and India.


Razia I. Sadik
is an educationist, scholar, and curator. Her research interests and practice are in arts-based research, critical pedagogy, arts curriculum in urban community contexts, higher education in the arts, and critical curatorial practice.


Sharmini Pereira
is an independent international curator. She is the founder and director of the not-for-profit publishing organization Raking Leaves and the Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design.

His upcoming show is at Canvas Gallery in Karachi. His poems have been published in various literary journals in Pakistan and abroad. Moeen Faruqi has earned a strong reputation as a painter of alienation in the modern world.

His work conveys the angst of existence in an urban setting. Reflecting a global culture, our cities have become increasingly similar and even interchangeable. This globalization and uniformity also leads to greater estrangement and a sense of unbelonging.

She has played a key role in the initiation of the field of Art and Design Education as an area of graduate research in Pakistan at BNU and PIFD, Lahore.

Sadik received her doctorate in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, her MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (UAL) London and her undergraduate at NCA, Lahore. Sadik is an Associate Professor of Education at Syed Ahsan Ali & Syed Maratib Ali School of Education, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

In 2017, she was appointed Chief Curator, Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund Collection, Colombo.

Selected curatorial projects include One Hundred Thousand Small Tales, Dhaka Art Summit (2018); Seven Conversations, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo (2015); Garden of Ideas – Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2014); Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Dubai (2011); Singapore Biennale (2006) and New Approaches in Sri Lankan Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Colombo (1994). Her writing has appeared in Marg Magazine, Southeast of Now, Mousse Magazine, Guggenheim online, ArtAsiaPacific, Ground views and Imprint, among others.

She was a judge for the 2017 Geoffrey Bawa Award for Architecture.
Pereira received a Master of Arts in Art History from Edinburgh University (1992). Born in 1970, she currently lives and works in Sri Lanka and New York.


Umar Hameed
is a designer and educationist with Masters in Design Innovation and Media Studies. Along with his teaching and industrial experience he has engaged in numerous community engagement and empowerment projects emphasizing the role of Design as a specialized discipline where the overarching theme has been to address the importance of unlearning in order to learn as a two-way effort to shape knowledge and foster a critical understanding of our cultural milieu.


Wendy Djuhara
is a renowned female architect hailing from Indonesia. She graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University in 1994 and worked in PT Paramita Abirama Istasadhya for several years before establishing her architecture firm djuhara+djuhara along with her husband Ahmad Djuhara in 2004.

Some of his projects include IN Design Curricula where he conducted workshops and produced artworks with school children as part of Totally Thames Festival 2013, 2014 in their annual exhibition titled ‘Rivers of The World’. He is a

Researcher and Art Director for The History Project ‘s publication ‘Partitioned Histories: The Other Side of Your Story’ in 2016. He was also the Team Leader in BNU, Lahore Biennale Foundation, Danish Cultural Organization CKU’s collaborative project ‘Stories We Tell’ for working with the Mirasi community of Lahore.

Umar has participated in Fabrica’s Imago Mundi 2017 and has been a co-principal Investigator for HEC’s Thematic Research Grant 2017, ‘Furthering the Foundation Model in Art and Design Higher Education in Pakistan’. He was also the main organizer, researcher and conductor of ‘Design Thinking’ workshop for Summer School in Social Innovation Academy, Uganda, 2017. Umar is currently the Head of Department of Foundation Year Studies in Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore.

They won several IAI Jakarta (Indonesian Architects Institute) Awards such as Shining Stars Kindergarten and Tanah Teduh House, both located in Jakarta. She is invested in eco-friendly and abstract architecture and is currently a member of Architecture Hijau and Arsitek Muda Indonesia (Young Indonesian Architects).

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