This segment focuses outreach initiatives taken by the School, its faculty and students as well events pertaining to the participation of IVS, its faculty students, alumni in events held outside the schools. These may also include exhibitions and community service projects.

Rooham Jamali Presents Research at SOAS-BFSU Conference | Speaker at Curriculum Workshop

8th/9th November 2018. London, United Kingdom

Rooham Jamali, Liberal Arts Lecturer at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and alumni, recently presented her paper titled ‘Evolution of Pakistani Media as a Result of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), One Belt One Road (OBOR), and Possible Cultural Impact’ at a joint conference between SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and BFSU (Beijing Foreign Studies University) on ‘Diversity of Cultures and Languages in Asia and Africa’ held in London, United Kingdom.

The research focuses on the regional study of Pakistani media and its evolution as a result of diversity and will add to understanding the impact of the OBOR project in South Asian regions and help analyse future possibilities and/or expectations for these regions as they evolve.

Additionally, a short ten minute talk was also given by her at the curriculum workshop to discuss teaching methods and approaches, with a focus on online learning and potential future cooperation between IVS/SOAS/BFSU.



Curated by Nurayah Sheikh Nabi
26 October 2018


The Department of Fine Art and the IVS Gallery
invites you to view works from the Ceramic Studio Residency


Friday, 19 October, 2018
5 PM, IVS Gallery

Artists in Residence:

Aliya Yousuf
Mujtaba Asif
Yasser Vayani


Spaces and Flows Conference

Anum Jamal (FA 2012), Senior Lecturer at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture recently presented her paper titled “Genius Loci: Can the Spirit of a Place Initiate Social Interactions with the Structures of Society? ” at the 9th International Spaces & Flows Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies held at the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University.
The paper is a collation of her ongoing research on psychogeography and literature, and how such elements have influenced her art practice. Furthermore, it discusses how the inclusion of coding changed the dynamics of her work.



Tabeer -e- Nau
Visiting School

Since 1988, Farah Mahbub has been exhibiting as a photographer in Pakistan and abroad. Equally adept in analogue printing as she is in the digital darkroom, her work sways between documentary style straight images, and other times it relies heavily on digital photo-montage techniques, incorporating layers of light and shade, textures, architecture, natural objects, animals, landscapes and calligraphic text. Her visual-scapes, often unpeopled, are as dense as the multiple meanings they extend, inspired by philosophical discourse on Sufism, insights garnered from traveling and reflections on nature in the respite of her studio. Over the years, her art has acquired equal praise and critique, as the local art industry has moved towards accepting photography as a fine art medium, and abandoning notions of analogue purism.


Tabeer -e- Nau
Visiting School

Wafa is a wanderlust and an adventure seeker. She holds a Bachelors degree in Interior Design from the Al Ghurair University in Dubai, UAE. She is a design aficionado who is currently a full time Lecturer at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan. She aims to promote designing safe spaces via interior design and interventions. When she is not facilitating cognitive development she is found dabbling in various things such as drawing, amateur photography, gadgets and food. She is excited to be part of Tabeer e nau to study the Pamiri style of Architecture, adapting the traditional style into a contemporary language for the Bulbulik music school.


Alumna Sumaila Palla (AR 2007)

Assistant Professor at Indus Valley, has been invited to Heidelberg, Germany, this week to present her paper titled “Building Healthy Corridors: A Case Study on the Streets of Karachi”. Hammad Jamil and Hafsa Asad, current thesis students have co authored this paper and will be presenting with Sumaila Palla at the 9th International Spaces & Flows Conference on Urban and Extra Urban Studies to be held at the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University. The paper focuses on how storefront redesign and economical street improvements can revitalize commercial corridors in Karachi.


Government of Pakistan
National History and Heritage Division

Congratulations to alumni Shamoon Sultan (TEX 1996) and Adeela Suleman (FA 1999) for being selected for the National History and Literary Heritage Division by the Government of Pakistan.


Mix Tape (1)

MIX TAPE (1) is a one day performance art exhibition which is curated by Sara Pagganwala at Canvas Gallery, Karachi.

IVS Communication Design faculty member, Assistant Professor Syed Ammad Tahir is one of the participating artists whose performance, Intishar, explores the idea of the body as conflicted territory.

IVS Liberal Arts faculty Emaan Mehmood and IVS Communication Design Alumnus Momin Zafar are also performing at the exhibition.