office team

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marvi mazhar

Founder & Creative Head

Marvi Mazhar graduated from the Indus Valley School of Architecture (IVSAA) in 2009 and joined architect Yasmeen Lari's Heritage Foundation. After completing her masters from the University of Turin, Italy, in 2013 she established her own architecture and design studio, Marvi Mazhar & Associates.

Marvi Mazhar served as Director at PeaceNiche (T2F), and is the co-founder of (ADRL) The Architectural Design Research Lab, housed within, and affiliated with, the Department of Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture- a research laboratory devoted to projects within the fields of architecture and urban design.

In 2016, Mazhar founded Pakistan Chowk Community Centre and became an appointed member of the Lahore Conservation Society, Karachi Biennale 2017 (Outreach Committee), Secretary to South Asia Foundation (SAF-Pakistan) & ICCOMOS. She was the Project Manager of National History Museum (Lahore, Pakistan), conceptualized by The Citizens Archive of Pakistan.

As an independent Heritage Consultant, she has collaborated on projects with Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of Sindh, Arcop, NBCL, Shahab Ghani & Associates, Pursukoon Society, Planning, Development and Works Sindh / Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department (PDMI).

In 2018 she has been appointed as adviser to the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, and National History & Literary Heritage Division.

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vishal singhara

On-Site Coordinator

Vishal is a current high school student who is working with PCCC as an on-site coordinator. He is responsible for managing the community centre space & also helps out with management of programs at the chowk.

 

Current Employees:

  • Azeemah Owais (Architect Researcher-Project Lead Heritage Walk Karachi / Spoken History)

  • Shaheen Nauman (Field Researcher / Guide to HWK)

Past Employees:

  • Sabahat Aziz (Cultural Manager) 2017-2018

  • Saad Rabbani (Cultural Manager) 2018

  • Khushbakht Memon (Cultural Representative) 2018

 

Interns

Abiha Batool
Abeer Ahmed
Ahad Ali
Ali Shamim
Alina Naqvi
Alvina Ahmed
Ammarah Salman
Arafat Farooq
Asad Aly
Ayesha Siddiqui
Beenish Sarfaraz
Maida Zahra
Munawar Hussain
Mustafa Siddiqui
Namra Khalid
Reeba Tehseen
Rida Noor
Salik Nisar
Sharmeen Talpur
Taaram Zehra Cheema
Taha Bin Jamal 
Umar Ayub
Zahra Mukhi
Zoha Bundally
Zoya Nasir Iqbal