On a glorious winter evening, creative geniuses hailing from various programs offered at Habib University came together to enthrall the audience and visitors with their mind-blowing projects. Hosted within the premises of HU, the Open Studio 2016 had been organized at one of the most remarkable spaces available called the ‘Design Studio’.
Showcasing a variety of projects using various mediums produced by students from HU’s School of Science & Engineering (SSE) and the School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS), the event aimed at encouraging students to engage and explore in a collaborative environment while tapping their talent and creativity for the greater good.
My team’s project prototype at display during the open house held at @habibuniversity. This stationary bike takes you on a mini tour around the garden through a video and tracks the distance covered through programmable led lights that light up as you pedal. #Numaish #Karachi #Bicycling AroundTheBurnesGarden
Presenting a diverse line-up of project displays including still models, working models and research-based visual representations, the Open Studio saw participation by droves of young enthusiastic students, faculty and staff who came together for a transdisciplinary experience coupled with entertainment and excitement.
“It’s a party inside Sheesh Mahal!” exclaimed Zoha Jabbar, a Social Development & Policy (SDP) Junior at HU. And she was absolutely right! Drawing inspiration from an old animation device called a Zoetrope, as well as Shah Jahan’s historic monument, the miniature Sheesh Mahal being created by her group, as part of the HU course called DIY City Karachi – Manchester, was a treat to watch.
Another exciting display that had captivated the curiosity of the visitors was Sitaron Ki Sair (Ride to the stars) – an in-house planetarium that could be controlled with one’s hand movements.
Chris Hunt, Director Sindh & Balochistan for #BritishCouncilPakistan , interacts with the team project of #HUStudent @amasood94 , called ‘ #Sitaron Ki Sair ‘ ( Ride to the #Stars ) for the #HU #Course #DIYCity #Karachi , #Manchester ( @MadLabUK ) | HU #OpenHouse2016 : #Exhibition of #StudentProjects in the fields of #Communication & #Design, and #Engineering & #Sciences | Anas Masood and his team built a #Planeterium that can be controlled with the hands so that people can observe and interact with the #Sky | The aim is to spread awareness about the sky and how the world works and spins around the sun and the fact that due to pollution one cannot see the sky in urban cities