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Tazeen Hussain

Associate Professor, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

Tazeen Hussain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Design at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, where she has also served as Head of Department and Foundation Programme, and as visiting faculty in the departments of Visual Studies at the Karachi University and Media Sciences at SZABIST. As a researcher, Hussain has presented her work at national and international conferences, and published internationally as well. Her interests include the re-examination of Design Education, it’s conception and evolution in the Pakistani context, and the role of design as an active contributor to the socio-cultural and political landscape. She designed and led the year-long programme, Critical Design Education and Practice funded by the US-Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-23. Hussain has volunteered for projects in creative and social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, climate change, and merging education and design practice. Notable projects include ‘Karachi Art Directory’ with Karachi Biennale Trust, ‘Imparting Education on Climate Change to Vulnerable Communities’, UN GRIP with Indus Earth Trust, uplift of a rehabilitation centre for drug-addicted children with Aas Trust, and ‘Meri Duniya kay Rang’ with Network of Organizations Working For People With Disabilities Pakistan (NOWPDP). Hussain received a Bachelor`s degree in Communication Design from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and a Master`s in New Media and Society from the University of Leicester, UK.

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