City in Context

A four-day symposium of talks, workshops, think tanks, performances and exhibitions. The symposium brings to a culmination key partner projects dealing with the city’s narratives: Urbanities – Art and Public Space in Pakistan (by the Goethe-Institut Pakistan and the Lahore Biennale Foundation), and Stories We Tell – Aao Sunayein Kahani (by the Beaconhouse National University – School of Visual Art and Design (BNU – SVAD), the Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) & the Lahore Biennale Foundation); it also encompasses the first public discussion session pertaining to the inaugural Lahore Biennale 01, the flagship event of the Lahore Biennale Foundation.


Lahore Design Studio is a small, independent, Lahore-based graphic design studio founded by Rizwan Hussain. Playful in both its method and essence, it is particularly inclined towards challenging the existing design norms in Pakistan, and focuses on the design of both printed and digital matter. The studio has a diverse portfolio that encompasses various designs for publications, websites and identities.

Rizwan Hussain is a design enthusiast with broad experience in graphic design and art direction. An alumnus of the National College of Arts, Lahore, he graduated with a Bachelors in Design degree in 2010. Since then, Rizwan has been involved in various creative ventures and is currently the Head of Design at the Lahore Biennale Foundation.


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