Audio Visual Cultures – Built Environment – Creative Research Methods
An architect, theater practitioner and culture observer; MA in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths in London. Founding Laajverd in 2007 as an undergrad, Zahra has taught at National College of Arts, directed plays, exhibited across 4 continents and documented the trees of an entire forest. She has also conceived and curated several projects that experiment with communication strategies often relating to the sub-continental and post-colonial debates eg Info Bomb and her recent research titled “Halo-caust; the architecture of counterinsurgency” which examines the ways in which Pakistani Urban spaces have rapidly transformed due to geopolitical conditions and various natural and man-made disasters. Currently, Zahra is actively working towards making the LVS a dynamic interdisciplinary platform for debates on crises and conflict responses.