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Going Public lecture by Arif Hasan 01/04

Urban Cultures, curated by Martino Tattara.

ARIF HASAN: Karachi’s Planning: The truth behind the façade
Introduced by Asiya Sadiq

Karachi, like many other cities in the South, has a Strategic Development Plan and previously many Master Plans. However, the manner in which the city is planned and grows has very little to do with its plans. It’s physical form is determined by a nexus between politicians, bureaucrats, international financial institutions, builders and developers, and an unregulated money market. Added to this is the neoliberal institutional set up that has emerged from the ruins of the welfare state model. The lecture will dwell upon the actors and factors that make this development happen and its COVID related repercussions.

Apr 1, 2021 05:00 PM CET
Via Zoom, please register here.

Arif Hasan is a Pakistani architect and planner, activist, teacher, social researcher and writer. He studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic, worked in Europe in architect’s offices, and on his return to Karachi in 1968, established an independent practice which slowly evolved into dealing with national and international urban planning and development issues. He has taught at Pakistani and European universities and lectured widely both in the North and the South. His current and previous involvements are listed below. http://arifhasan.org/

The GOING PUBLIC program of the Faculty of Architecture is a series of lectures, exhibitions and publications organized throughout the year highlighting certain themes and topics that are important within each of the 4+1 Engagements: Urban Cultures, Mediating Tactics, Craftsmanship, Legacy and The Brussels Way. http://www.blog-archkuleuven.be.