team

Get to know our creative thinkers, the collaborators, the tinkerers, who we call our team at the playground.

core team

Anzar
Khaliq
Director Playground

Anzar Khaliq

Director Playground
Courses Taught:
  • Scientific Methods
Expertise:
  • Expertise: Design Thinking, Nanomaterials. Pedagogical Innovation, Design Research
Hira
Zuberi
Associate Director

Hira Zuberi

Associate Director
Courses Taught:
  • Speculative & Critical Design, Trandisciplinary design practicum, cartography, engineering innovation & design.
Expertise:
  • Design Futures, Architecture, Urban Design, Design Research
Sehel
Khandwala
Playground Associate

Sehel Khandwala

Playground Associate
Courses Taught:
  • Design Your Habib Experience
Expertise:
  • Design Research, Service Design, Social Innovation, Geography
Faiza
Khan
Playground Catalyst

Faiza Khan

Playground Catalyst
Expertise:
  • Communication Design, Design Research, Management
Marium
Asif
Operations Coordinator

Marium Asif

Operations Coordinator
Expertise:
  • Communication Design, Creative Writing, Coordination.
Bhawna
Lohana
Design & Communication Lead

Bhawna Lohana

Design & Communication Lead
Expertise:
  • Communication Design, Creative Writing, Coordination.

community

Manahil
Huda
Lecturer, Communication & Design

Manahil Huda

Lecturer, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Intro to Service Design Research in Design Designing Sustainable Artefacts
Junaid Ahmed
Memom
Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Junaid Ahmed Memom

Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Courses Taught:
  • Engineering, Design & Innovation
Abdullah
Bajwa
Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Abdullah Bajwa

Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Courses Taught:
  • Engineering Workshop
Basit
Memon
Asst. Prof., Electrical Engineering

Basit Memon

Asst. Prof., Electrical Engineering
Courses Taught:
  • Engineering, Innovation & Design
Humaira
Qureshi
Asst. Prof., Integrated Sciences & Mathematics

Humaira Qureshi

Asst. Prof., Integrated Sciences & Mathematics
Courses Taught:
  • Diseases & Digital Story telling
Muhammad
Anis
Asst. Prof., Electrical Engineering

Muhammad Anis

Asst. Prof., Electrical Engineering
Courses Taught:
  • Data Communications
Sameena
Zaman
Asst. Prof. & Program Director, Integrated Sciences & Mathematics

Sameena Zaman

Asst. Prof. & Program Director, Integrated Sciences & Mathematics
Courses Taught:
  • Scientific Method
Umair
Khan
Asst. Prof., Computer Science

Umair Khan

Asst. Prof., Computer Science
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Game Development
Amber
Ajani
Lecturer, Environmental Studies

Amber Ajani

Lecturer, Environmental Studies
Courses Taught:
  • Design Thinking for Sustainability Introduction to Sustainability
Shama
Dossa
Associate Prof., Social Development & Policy

Shama Dossa

Associate Prof., Social Development & Policy
Courses Taught:
  • Food Security
  • Participatory Approaches to Community Driven Development and Policy Change
Tajreen
Midhat
Lecturer, Social Development & Policy

Tajreen Midhat

Lecturer, Social Development & Policy
Courses Taught:
  • Food Security
Gulraiz
Khan
Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design

Gulraiz Khan

Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Transdesign Practicum Interactive Museums Parks & Recreation Engineering Innovation & Design Introduction to Game Development
Momin
Zafar
Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design

Momin Zafar

Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Shaping Modernity The Artist’s Book: In Generative Spirit The Artist’s Book: Conceived and Constructed and Introduction to Photography
Ali
Zahid
Adjunct Faculty, Electrical Engineering

Ali Zahid

Adjunct Faculty, Electrical Engineering
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering
Muhammad
Moiz
Adjunct Faculty, Social Development & Policy

Muhammad Moiz

Adjunct Faculty, Social Development & Policy
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Health Policy Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation
Zahra
Malkani
Prof. of Practice, Communication & Design

Zahra Malkani

Prof. of Practice, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Conceptual Drawing Design Research
Humaira
Jamshed
Asst. Prof., Integrated Sciences & Mathematics

Humaira Jamshed

Asst. Prof., Integrated Sciences & Mathematics
Courses Taught:
  • Food & Nutrition
Priya
Pinjani
Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design

Priya Pinjani

Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Illustration
Ahmed
Ansari
Asst. Prof., New York University

Ahmed Ansari

Asst. Prof., New York University
Courses Taught:
  • Systems Thinking for Designers Research through Making
Farhan
Anwar
Adjunct Faculty, Social Development & Policy

Farhan Anwar

Adjunct Faculty, Social Development & Policy
Courses Taught:
  • Urban Planning Past Present & Future Sustainable Urban Mobility
Muhammad
Farhan
Asst. Prof., Electrical & Computer Engineering

Muhammad Farhan

Asst. Prof., Electrical & Computer Engineering
Courses Taught:
  • Engineering Innovation & Design
Zain
Saeed
Associate Program Director, Assistant Prof., Communication And Design

Zain Saeed

Associate Program Director, Assistant Prof., Communication And Design
Courses Taught:
  • Design Research
Susan
Pak
Associate Prof. & Program Director, Communication & Design

Susan Pak

Associate Prof. & Program Director, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Playwriting
Khurram
Khan
Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design

Khurram Khan

Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
  • Illustration as Narration
Sumaila
Palla
Adjunct Faculty, Social Development & Policy

Sumaila Palla

Adjunct Faculty, Social Development & Policy
Courses Taught:
  • Housing in Karachi
Paul
Woolridge
Assistant Professor, Program Director Arzu Program

Paul Woolridge

Assistant Professor, Program Director Arzu Program
Courses Taught:
Mariam
Aziz
Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design

Mariam Aziz

Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:
Anser
Shaukat
Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design

Anser Shaukat

Adjunct Faculty, Communication & Design
Courses Taught:

researchers

Laiba
Farid
Social Development & Policy, 2023

Laiba Farid

Social Development & Policy, 2023
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Harmain
Ahmer
Social Development & Policy, 2022

Harmain Ahmer

Social Development & Policy, 2022
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Mehdi Raza
Khorasani
Electrical Engineering, 2022

Mehdi Raza Khorasani

Electrical Engineering, 2022
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Hassan
Naseem
Computer Science, 2022

Hassan Naseem

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Mohit
Rai
Computer Engineering, 2024

Mohit Rai

Computer Engineering, 2024
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Haris Karim
Ladhani
Computer Science, 2022

Haris Karim Ladhani

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Ali Hamza
Computer Science, 2022

Ali Hamza

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Water Infrastructure
Years Active:
  • 2021
Farah Naz
Khan
Computer Science, 2022

Farah Naz Khan

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Women in STEM
Years Active:
  • 2021
Rabeea
Atif
Computer Science, 2022

Rabeea Atif

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Women in STEM
Years Active:
  • 2021
Muhammad
Abeer Sohail
Electrical Engineering, 2022

Muhammad Abeer Sohail

Electrical Engineering, 2022
Project:
  • Women in STEM
Years Active:
  • 2021
Muhammad
Ali Sohail
Social Development & Policy, 2022

Muhammad Ali Sohail

Social Development & Policy, 2022
Project:
  • Women in STEM
Years Active:
  • 2021
Maria
Hunaid Samiwala
Social Development & Policy, 2023

Maria Hunaid Samiwala

Social Development & Policy, 2023
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Rida
Zahid Khan
Computer Science, 2022

Rida Zahid Khan

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Tasbiha
Asim
Computer Science, 2022

Tasbiha Asim

Computer Science, 2022
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Zain Ahmed
Usmani
Computer Science, 2024

Zain Ahmed Usmani

Computer Science, 2024
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Hiba
shoaib
Social Development & Policy, 2022

Hiba shoaib

Social Development & Policy, 2022
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Sameen
Wasim
Social Development & Policy, 2023

Sameen Wasim

Social Development & Policy, 2023
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Javeria
Taufique
Social Development & Policy, 2022

Javeria Taufique

Social Development & Policy, 2022
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Mahnoor
Nadeem
Communication & Design, 2022

Mahnoor Nadeem

Communication & Design, 2022
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Manahil
Siddiqui
Communication & Design, 2022

Manahil Siddiqui

Communication & Design, 2022
Project:
  • Gender & Mobility
Years Active:
  • 2021
Luluwa
Lokhandwala
Communication & Design, 2021

Luluwa Lokhandwala

Communication & Design, 2021
Project:
  • Mapping Festivity
Years Active:
  • 2019
Fizzah
Communication & Design, 2020

Fizzah

Communication & Design, 2020
Project:
  • Mapping Festivity
Years Active:
  • 2019
Armeen
Naseem
Social Development & Policy, 2021

Armeen Naseem

Social Development & Policy, 2021
Project:
  • Her City, Her Stories
Years Active:
  • 2020 – present
Aala
Siddiqui
Communication & Design, 2020

Aala Siddiqui

Communication & Design, 2020
Project:
  • Her City, Her Stories
Years Active:
  • 2019 – present
Anita
Zehra
Communication & Design, 2021

Anita Zehra

Communication & Design, 2021
Project:
  • Her City, Her Stories
Years Active:
  • 2019 – present
Wajiha
Ghazanfar
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Wajiha Ghazanfar

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Empathy Mapping
Years Active:
  • 2019 – 2020
Hamza
Raza
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Hamza Raza

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Empathy Mapping
Years Active:
  • 2019 – 2020
Ailiya
Merchant
Social Development & Policy, 2021

Ailiya Merchant

Social Development & Policy, 2021
Project:
  • Mapping Festivity
Years Active:
  • 2019
Areej
Al Medinah
Electrical Engineering, 2020

Areej Al Medinah

Electrical Engineering, 2020
Project:
  • Empathy Mapping
Years Active:
  • 2019 – 2020
Narjis
Zehra
Electrical Engineering, 2020

Narjis Zehra

Electrical Engineering, 2020
Project:
  • Empathy Mapping
Years Active:
  • 2019 – 2020
Shallum
David
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Shallum David

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Mapping Festivity
Years Active:
  • 2019
Maleeha
Khan
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Maleeha Khan

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Mapping Festivity
Years Active:
  • 2019
Omema
Akhtar
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Omema Akhtar

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Mapping Festivity
Years Active:
  • 2019
Sana
Farooq
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Sana Farooq

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Her City, Her Stories
Years Active:
  • 2020 – present
Rida
Khan
Social Development & Policy, 2021

Rida Khan

Social Development & Policy, 2021
Project:
  • Her City, Her Stories
Years Active:
  • 2020 – present
Ali
Arshad
Social Development & Policy, 2020

Ali Arshad

Social Development & Policy, 2020
Project:
  • Empathy Mapping
Years Active:
  • 2019 – 2020