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. She has served as Head of the Departments of Communication Design and Foundation Programme at IVS and as visiting faculty in the Departments of Visual Studies at Karachi University and Media Sciences at SZABIST. As a researcher, Hussain has presented her work at national and international conferences, and also published internationally. Her current interests include the re-examination of Design Education, it's conception and evolution, in the Pakistani context, whilst exploring the possibilities of design as an active contributor to the socio-cultural and political landscape. She has designed and led a year-long program Critical Design Education and Practice funded by US - Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-23 in partnership with IVS. She also serves actively on the Board of Studies of various design institutions across Pakistan. Hussain has been volunteering her services for projects in the realm of 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, 'Meri Duniya Kay Rang' with NOWPDP. Hussain also works in media, is a member of Act, Pakistan, while her other areas of contribution are theatre, journalism, and activism. She 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.