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Habib Afsar

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Imran Nafees Siddiqui

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Luluwa Lokhandwala

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Shabbir Mohammad

Habib Afsar is a Pakistani-Swiss artist and social animator‚ with an international background in health and development. His interests are therefore broad and cover areas like cultural exchange‚ public spaces and community art‚ peace building‚ community development and arts-based research. His work is resource oriented‚ i.e. it is geared towards facilitating people to identify and utilise their internal and external resources. Currently he runs the Center for Arts-based Methodologies which focus on the use of the artistic processes towards holistic wellbeing. His artist vision and mission is “to create safe spaces where beauty is celebrated”- and beauty is not always beautiful!

Write a poem to him at habib@phcglobal.org

Luluwa Lokhandwala is a Communication Designer and an Artist. She is a research-based artist and an illustrator by profession. She has been a participant at the Pakistan Pavilion at Venice Biennale (2021) and Sheherezade: The Walled City Anthology (2019), Vasl Artist's Association. She currently works at CFAW as a Designer and Artist, and studies at The Princes School of Traditional Arts. Her work engages with contemporary, experimental art practices, but it is rooted within research and traditional art practices. Her method involves diving into academic research while also allowing space to immerse in traditional art and craftsmanship practices.

Share your art with her at luluwa@phcglobal.org

Imran Nafees Siddiqui is a Development professional, trainer, and researcher with an education background in Social Sciences and communications, Imran's association with a variety of organizations and projects is based on the basic premise of Design Thinking, Research base project and organizational development through creative and innovative approaches. He is also a seasoned performance artist and photographer. He has pioneered initiative for development and empowerment through research, training, organization & project development, training programs, Implementation plans and strategy , books and creative ventures by virtue of which he has channelized the resources and the 'need to empowerment' of masses in under-developed areas of the country.

 

Say hi to him at imran.nafees@phcglobal.org

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Shabbir Mohammed is a writer and a visual artist with a degree in Communication and Design. He is a multimedia artist who works in video, photography, animation and illustration to tell stories. His written works have been published in the Arzu Anthology which was released and published at the Karachi Literature Festival. Shabbir is also fascinated with the hidden fantastical stories hidden everywhere in Karachi and is working on a speculative fiction project called Khayali Karachi.

Tell him a tale at shabbir.mohammad@phcglobal.org

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Beenish Sarfaraz is Communication Designer and an educator currently working as Communication Lead at the Centre for Arts-based Methodologies and Wellbeing. Her expertise include creative productions and community-building through cultural interventions and digital programming. Beenish is obsessed with mountains and fantasises singing love-songs to her cows in the mountains and never come back. 

Send a song to her at beenish@phcglobal.org

Beenish Sarfaraz

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Najam Hassan is a Mass Communication graduate with a major in film and production from NUST Islamabad. Najam’s expertise lies in documentary style storytelling. He is interested in social and cultural issues faced by youth in South Asian countries like Pakistan and particularly related to identity politics and power dynamics. Currently he works as a Videographer at the Centre for Arts-based Methodologies and Wellbeing and uses all his free-time playing with his new drone camera and capturing bird-eye views of whatever he is interested in on ground.   

Send a drone dancing video to him at najam@phcglobal.org

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