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Yasmeen Lari was invited by RIBA+VitrA to speak at the exciting new Victoria and Albert Design Museum in Dundee. The visit was combined with an invitation by V&A and INTBAU to speak at the historic Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Dumfries House with participants of the Prince’s School of Design program. She became the first architect to speak at both V&A museums.

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Architect Yasmeen Lari wins the Jane Drew Prize 2020

Architect Yasmeen Lari wins the Jane Drew Prize 2020

Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect, has been awarded the Jane Drew Prize 2020 for raising the profile of women in architecture.

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Meet Pakistan’s barefoot entrepreneurs

Meet Pakistan’s barefoot entrepreneurs

There was a time when Marbee (pictured top, next to one of her sons) used to spend the better part of her days begging on roads and near crowded bazaars under the scorching sun in one of southern Pakistan’s poorest regions. 

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Architects must lower the carbon footprint in ‘whatever they do’

Architects must lower the carbon footprint in ‘whatever they do’

The winner of the 2020 Jane Drew Prize, Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari spoke to thethirdpole.net on the architectural needs of Pakistan, and how she is “atoning for past sins”

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Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins the Jane Drew Prize 2020

Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins the Jane Drew Prize 2020

Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan's first female architect, has been awarded the Jane Drew Prize 2020 for raising the profile of women in architecture.

Aged 79, Lari has continued to dedicate her life to architecture since closing her practice in 2000, advising UNESCO and building homes for tens of thousands of people affected by floods and earthquakes in her home country.

"I am touched and humbled to be included among the galaxy of architects who have received this prize," Lari said.

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Denso Hall Walking Street

Denso Hall Walking Street

A meeting was held on Friday 3 January 2020 at Denso Hall, Marriot Road, Karachi to discuss the possibility of partnering with universities as well as to explore the potential of social media.

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INTBAU Pakistan International Conference 2019

INTBAU Pakistan International Conference 2019

Feedback received from distinguished international delegates on their experience at the INTBAU Pakistan International Conference Earth and Heritage Calling 2019. 

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Distribution of Blankets and Sweaters by Rotary Club Karachi New Central at ZC3

Distribution of Blankets and Sweaters by Rotary Club Karachi New Central at ZC3

On Sunday 22nd December, Rotary Club Karachi New Central made a generous donation of 90 blankets and 30 sweaters to Makli Villages in which Heritage Foundation of Pakistan is carrying out humanitarian assistance.

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The Prince Claus  Awards Ceremony, Amsterdam

The Prince Claus Awards Ceremony, Amsterdam

Prince Claus Fund (PCF) held its annual award ceremony on 3rd and 4th December 2019 at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Most partners of the PCF were invited to attend the lavish festivities which were held to honour 7 exceptional women from the Global South.

CEO, Heritage Foundation attended the ceremonies along with taking part in a special meeting organized on 2nd December 2019 by Heritage Foundation’s long-term partners “Cultural Emergency Response” of Prince Claus Fund, headed by Deborah Stolk. 

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