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27 APR


Design touches every facet of our lives. It inspires us and influences us. It spurs our creativity. It becomes a form of expression. From Fashion to Furniture, from comics to graphics, we have some of the most talented designers in our country, some of who will be sharing their designs and inspirations with us at PechaKucha Nights Islamabad Vol.7!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227168180865880/


Featured Presentation

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Mobeen Ansari

Photojournalist, Painter, Documentary Film Maker in Islamabad



As a photographer, Mobeen Ansari has had the privilege of not only travelling all over Pakistan, witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and urban spaces, but also getting to meet and know many diverse communities. In this presentation, he has attempted to bring as many of those stories to the audience as he could.

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Fast Girls

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Samya Arif is an internationally featured artist, illustrator and graphic designer who works in a variety of media. In her presentation she talks not just about her work and achievements, but her inspirations, as well as how she sees and portrays women in our society.

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“But, I’m not creative!”

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Tulin Khalid-Azim, an actress, theatre director, freelance artist and teacher with over 15 years of experience in theatre and production. In her presentation, she talks about following one’s heart. How one needs to block out all the naysayers and look past the hurdles. That is how one becomes a "creative".

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The Resistance in Existence

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Amna Mawaz is a Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer, as well as a political activist. Her presentation focuses on her life as a dancer and the influence it has had on her political and social work. Her message to every woman: “Be yourself. Be amazing”

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Smash it! Disruption, Dissent & Aurat March

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Anam Abbas is a documentary Director, Cinematographer and Photographer. In her presentation she talks about her involvement with the Aurat March (Women’s March) the last two years. She talks about social work, activism, and feminism.

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Kick of Sports

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Samar Khan is an adventure athlete and mountain biker from Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Her presentation highlights the obstacles she had to overcome in order to become the first woman to bicycle to the top of Biafo Glacier and Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Pirouettes of Honey, Oceans of Tea

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Nadine Murtaza is a primary school teacher, children's author, and proud Amma of two eccentric kids. Her presentation explores the magical world of imagination that is created when children are encouraged to learn and explore at their own pace.

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Choose to Read

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Mehreena Khan is a writer, communications professional, and aspiring social entrepreneur. She founded The Library Project, which is a citizen’s volunteer initiative to revive public libraries and reading spaces in Islamabad and beyond. As a delightful consequence her child, who was a technology-obsessed write-off as a reader, is now a precocious bookworm whose temperament has also improved. In her presentation, she shares the recipe for it.

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I'm Every Woman

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Natasha Humera Ejaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, and an aspiring stand-up comic. Her presentation focuses on a very common character in our society, the Quintessential Pakistani Aunty, or QPA. She uses humor to explain how someone can identify and evade such women and what one should do to avoid becoming such a woman as well.



Invitation to Volume 6 - Who Run The World?

Girl Power!
We already know there isn’t a thing they can’t do, whether it is running the world or running on the field. This March, PechaKucha Islamabad celebrates women by showcasing their stories. From sportswomen to businesswomen, from architects to bakers, from artists to activists, they are everywhere, excelling at what they do. This night promises to be entertaining filled with presentations, performances and tea so don’t miss out.
For Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/359231728007384/

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About the City's Organizers

  • Michelle Tania Butt

    Michelle Tania Butt is the CEO of Kuch Khaas - The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue. She has worked for over 20 years in education, social and development sectors, both locally and internationally. She has many creative and socially conscious projects to her credit her favourite being organising art workshops for thousands of street children each year. Creating any kind of beauty, with a purpose and for a cause is what makes her get up every morning!

  • Mustafa Ali Khan

    An accountant by qualification, a Program Manager by profession, an actor at heart. Has performed in 7 theatrical plays in Islamabad and a feature film. Currently working at Kuch Khaas initiating, coordinating, and managing events/programs. Also likes reading, photography and long walks on the beach.

  • Farrukh Ahmed

    Standup comedian and Qawwali enthusiast certified by CIMA as a management accountant. Graduated from the University of Huddersfield in Accounting & Finance, currently spending his days organizing events, managing talent, writing blogs and opening events for performers from across the globe. As one of the team leads of the largest public mural created in Islamabad I have learned that Wile E Coyote was a great artist for his brilliant paintings of tunnels on walls.