Parks & Recreation

  • Category
  • Courses

  • Program
  • Communication & Design

  • Instructors
  • Muhammad Gulraiz Khan

  • Offered In
  • 1) Spring 2019

    Course Description

    What comprises a public space? Why are they particularly important in the urban context? What are Karachi’s public spaces? How are they being encroached upon, and by whom? How, and, should they be (re)claimed? This course looks at the history and theory of public spaces, while investigating issues of provision, access, quality and sustainability of public spaces in present-day Karachi. Each week of readings and discussion are alternated with a week of field visits to public spaces throughout the semester, with the aim to understanding their dynamics and on-ground realities.