Cultural Mapping

  • Category
  • Research Projects

  • Collaborating Organization
  • Karachi Neighbourhood Improvement Project

  • Researchers List
  • Ailya Nooruddin Merchant, SDP 
    Faizan Jessani, SDP
    Haris Karim Ladhani, CS 
    Muhammad Hamza Raza, SDP
    Wajiha Ghazanfar Farooq, SDP 
    Zoha Alvi, SDP
    Hira Zuberi, playground Supervisor 

  • Conducted In
  • This project involved identifying cultural trails to document and preserve the rich heritage of Old Town, Saddar, based on insights from field mapping and interviews with local community members. The research team aimed to compile the data in a human-centered format to showcase the stories that emerged from the field research.

    The project culminated in producing three trails: the Aroma, Sacred, and Literary. Insights from oral history accounts were used, allowing readers to navigate through the Serai and Arambagh quarters of Saddar.

    The documented research includes site photographs, excerpts from interviews and a guide map with suggested routes for people visiting the Old Town for the first time. The intent behind this project was to highlight the area’s vibrant cultural heritage in a way that is easily accessible to the general public.