AYESHA ZAFAR SABRI

COUNTRY: Pakistan

BACKGROUND: Architecture

INTERNSHIP: STUDIO MIGLIORE + SERVETTO

FINAL PROJECT: THE ECONOMICS OF PLACEMAKING HOW PUBLIC SPACES IMPACT LOCAL ECONOMIES – tutor: Carlos Martínez-Arrarás

A Chinese writer, Chan Koonchung, defined the most important set of ethical values for a designer of our generation in the simplest of words. He calls it ‘The six faces of a socially responsible architect’, whereby an architect is an urbanist, a contextualist, a communitarian, an environmentalist, an occasional whistle-blower and an archivist. This is my mantra and determines the kind of designer I hope to be.

My name is Ayesha Zafar Sabri and I am from Pakistan. I have a Bachelor of Architecture (distinction), graduating in 2011. I have an interest in landscape design and urban environments. With the majority of the city’s population living in vast sprawling developments, there is a scarcity of designed urban spaces, parks and the other communal binders that are indispensable components of any urban area, that create tangible connections at the level of the community. I hope to further learn the necessary skills, acquire a thorough understanding and gain knowledge to professionally undertake the designing and eventually be able to create, reprogramme and redevelop the in-between urban spaces, to use it optimally deciding upon multiple activities that would uplift and enhance the function of each. I aspire to provide better solutions for our ever-changing cityscapes.