Our team would like you to join us as we open the gates of our Community Centre.
This center has been built to provide a space for community engagement, and democratic and literary discourse for Old Town. This is a labor of love and fierce dedication to assist the cultural oikos of Karachi’s oldest and most historic neighborhood.
In December 2016, we rehabilitated Pakistan Chowk, a public square in the heart of Old Town, Karachi at Kutchery Road. Since then, this has transformed into a place of active community participation and civic engagement. The Community Centre is built to elaborate on this initiative.
We look forward to meeting you there.
7:00 pm- Arrival of the Guests/Meet and Greet
7:30 pm- Opening speech by Rainer Schmiedchen; Importance of Culture in South Asia
7:40- 8-15 pm- Guest speakers
Sharmila Farooqi- Government assistance in public spaces.
Stefan Winkler- Importance of Art and Culture
Ambareen Thompson- Importance of culture in a volatile city like Karachi
Asif Aslam Farrukhi- Importance of the literati in Old Town
Abdul Hayee- Honorary Guest
Opening ceremony for the Pakistan Chowk Community Centre, followed by a tour.
Dastaan Goi- Story telling session by Fawad Khan at the chowk