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Hello, we invite you to a workshop at the Playground, focusing on design and usability goals. In this workshop, we take a closer look into defining the design goals and usability goals to help ensure true innovation. Innovation such that we start with designing the right thing, and not designing the thing right. 

This is for everyone with a basic understanding of design to attend.

Use the link in our bio to register.
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We invite all Habib University community to attend a theatre and poetry performance by HU students led by Muneera Batool and Dr. Ryan Davidson. ...

The animated short film Swipe (2020) takes on the nexus of technology and extremism, and sheds light on the weaponization of religion in contemporary Pakistan. The film won multiple accolades including best short film at the Oscar qualifying film festival, CINANIMA. It is also the first animated film from Pakistan showcased at Annecy 2021.

The screening will be followed by a discussion by Arafat Mazhar, the Director of Puffball Studios and multiple animated short films, including Shehr e Tabassum (2020).

When: 19th May 2022, 3:00pm
Where: Soorty Hall

Open for all Habib University students!
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We invite you to a two-day practical workshop in collaboration with Open Door Design Studio that will focus on exploring the use of plastic bottles in order to create sustainable spaces. This is a waste material generated on a large scale in Karachi, a city with not much to offer in terms of vernacular building materials, and made unpleasant by the accumulation of waste.

Day1: 18th March, 2-5 pm at the Playground, Habib University

Day2: 19th March, 2-5 pm at the Open Door Design Studio

It is open for all to attend. Register using the link in bio!
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We invite you to a two-day practical workshop in collaboration with Open Door Design Studio that will focus on exploring the use of plastic bottles in order to create sustainable spaces. This is a waste material generated on a large scale in Karachi, a city with not much to offer in terms of vernacular building materials, and made unpleasant by the accumulation of waste.

Day1: 18th March, 2-5 pm at the Playground, Habib University

Day2: 19th March, 2-5 pm at the Open Door Design Studio

It is open for all to attend. Register using the link in bio!
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The playground is hosting a two-day workshop on software-based cartography by Zaineb Makati. Participants will learn to use an open source software, QGIS, and how mapmaking skills could aid in their respective disciplines.

When: 10 am on 16th and 18th March
Where: CPE Hall, first floor, Habib University

You can sign up using the link in our bio!
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Workshop on Climate Change, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender happening now at the playground ...

Workshop on Climate Change, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender happening at the playground ...

The playground is partnering with Pathfinder to pilot a learning lab. This will consist of a series of workshops to apply the Human Centered Design approach to climate change, sexual and reproductive health to innovate solutions in the public health domain.

We invite you to the first workshop in the series on 12th March, 2022 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm at the playground, Habib University.

All Habib University students can apply through the link in our bio!
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The Playground at Habib University hosted Invent for the Planet 2022 (IFTP 22) - a 48-hour intensive design experience (IDE) in collaboration with Texas A&M University (TAMU), from February 18 – 20. This event aimed to simultaneously engage students in all the universities around the world on a single weekend to solve high impact, global problems.

During the course of this event, the students engaged in a structured design process solving some of the most challenging problems in the world. They worked in teams with faculty and industry mentors and competed with teams all over the world. This 48-hour event provided students with the opportunity to acquire skills essential to becoming successful innovation leaders.

#iftp #iftp2022
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This practical workshop aims to introduce participants to the growing urban forestry movement in the city, and in particular to the Miyawaki method of afforestation. We will focus on soil restoration, indigenous flora, benefits of urban forestry, and ways to combat Karachi’s growing nature deficit.

Date: Friday 25th February, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
Where: Presentation at the Playground, 2nd Floor Habib University. Followed by a practical session in the Zen Garden

Register using the link in bio!
#ExploringUrbanEcologies
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We invite you to attend a skill-based online workshop, CONTROLLED CHAOS : Inter Medium Experimentation, by Areeb Tariq. Areeb is an experimental designer and an artist running his own design practice by the name of Ajeeb Studio.

When: Monday, 14th February 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
Where: Online via Zoom

Register using the link in bio!
#ImaginingFutures
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We are excited to kick off this year with the theme Designing Planetary Futures and invite you to attend Design with Nature, a documentary screening followed by a speculative discussion on ways to design a more sustainable future for Karachi, whilst adapting to an ever-changing environment.

When: Tuesday, 11th January 2022 from 2:30-4pm
Where: Soorty Hall, Habib University

Open for all! Register using the link in bio. #ExploringUrbanEcologies
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The playground is bringing together a community of collaborators and experts across disciplines, to investigate how we should inhabit the world in the face of the climate crisis. It is through dreaming, mapping, making, experimenting and taking action, that we can start collectively Designing Planetary Futures

#planetcentereddesign #people #transdisciplinary #collectivefutures #regeneration #technology #globalsouth
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Design needs to be slower and more deliberate. We can no longer be exploitative, extractive and wasteful. We need to imagine new ways of living, consuming and distributing in order to build regenerative futures. Indigenous ecological knowledge, geoengineering and circular economies are some of the models and methods we need to explore and understand.

#planetcentereddesign #people #transdisciplinary #collectivefutures #regeneration #technology #globalsouth
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The playground is bringing together a community of collaborators and experts across disciplines, to investigate how we should inhabit the world in the face of the climate crisis. It is through dreaming, mapping, making, experimenting and taking action, that we can start collectively Designing Planetary Futures

#planetcentereddesign #people #transdisciplinary #collectivefutures #regeneration #technology #globalsouth
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Human activities have changed the Earth System to the point where we are in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Climate change, biodiversity loss, waste and pollution are among the biggest challenges we will face in our lifetime. This is estimated to cost Pakistan $3.8 billion yearly in economic loss.

#planetcentereddesign #design #people #transdisciplinary #collectivefutures #regeneration #technology #globalsouth
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The playground is bringing together a community of collaborators and experts across disciplines, to investigate how we should inhabit the world in the face of the climate crisis. It is through dreaming, mapping, making, experimenting and taking action, that we can start collectively Designing Planetary Futures

#planetcentereddesign #design #people #transdisciplinary #collectivefutures #regeneration #technology #globalsouth
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