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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Adil Naeem

Business Development Director/Co-Owner, Interconnect Solutions Ltd/High Performance Racing (HPR) in Islamabad

Adil Naeem is a dreamer who has turned his passion into his work. A tinkerer of cars since the age of ten tells us the story of his love for engines, speed and noise and how he overcame obstacles to become one of the most renowned names in the automobile circle of Islamabad.

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Unconditional Love

BY UMER NADEEM QURESHI
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Umer Nadeem Qureshi showcases his sketchful journey of automobiles that he has been taking for the past 20 years and still discovering more out of it.

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Breaking Barriers- You Only Live Once

BY IRUM JAVAID
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Irum Javaid introduces Cars virtual modification company (YOLO AUTOMODS) for the 1st time in Pakistan. Where the motto is 'You chose, we design'.

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From sand rails to space frames, a 45 year journey.

BY JAWAID IBRAHIM
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Not only does he own a few classic cars like a 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood, but Jawaid Ibrahim is also known for building his own creations based on classic and other vehicles. He shows us what every car lover dreams of, a collection of vintage and classic cars which he has collected over a lifetime.

 

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Falling in love with a smoker aur uss kay hippie tareeqay

BY HARIS AZIZ
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

A story about how a friend and Haris Aziz rescued a 1964 Vespa, couldn't decide what to do with it and then did the most ridiculous thing ever. 

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Nudity and Midlife

BY DR. AWAIS SIRAJ
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Dr. Awais Siraj tells his tale of how he successfully operated on his car to turn a VW into a buggy. The tiresome process and the hiccups did not stop him from accomplishing what he had set out to.

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Projects of LWC

BY ALI HAIDER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Ali Haider shows the projects of Lonewolf Customz, a customization workshop that has specialized in customizing everything and anything based on their customers’ requirements and desires.

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Defining Architecture Through Space, Articulation & Materials

BY FAISAL ARSHAD
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Faisal Arshad talks about space articulation and materials in his projects, including his lake-house passion project. Space utilization, materials, nostalgia, nature, cultural values, family and even language all tie into his ideas of what architectural projects and their essence is all about.  Mr. Arshad's large collection of design and participation in architecture design all around the world bring wisdom and experience that makes for a great talk.

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The Walls

BY MURTAZA BILAL AHMAD
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

As a freelance architect, one is perhaps more free to engage with opportunities than when one is an employee at someone else’s firm; you can afford to take risks and pursue novel solutions to interesting problems. All of this feeds into developing an indigenous language for one’s own practice and creative expression. As architecture is firmly rooted in real world parameters, it is imperative that one understands the context within which the practice is taking place. This is not only restricted to physical parameters/contexts such as the environment and the terrain but also abstract concerns such as the desires of the client and their hopes and expectations. However, it’s not always easy. There are days when one does not want to deal with each and every trivial thing, opting to only pay attention to the creative ‘good’ stuff. However, it is important to remember that these so called ‘trivialities’ are necessary to the creative process. This presentation by Murtaza Bilal Ahmad is about striking that balance and the practice of architecture in general.
 

ISLAMABAD Blog

Invitation to Volume 5 - International Dance Day Edition

Dance has been a part of our culture and the culture of the Indus region since prehistoric times. The statue of Dancing Girl discovered from Mohenjodaro is a testament to how, even 5000 years ago, our society was enamored by the art of dance. To celebrate International Dance Day this year, Kuch Khaas has decided to organize a very unique PechaKucha Nights Islamabad with not only presentations by some of the most prominent performers of Pakistan, but also featuring their dance performances. Renowned artists like Indu Mitha, Suhaee Abro, Wahab Shah and Gillian Rhodes share their experiences and showcase their art.
For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610430455968653/

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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.

  • Maham Masood

    Maham Masood graduated from Beachonhouse National University Lahore in the year 2014. She has worked at Satrang Gallery, Morango films, Bling Studios and presently teaching at NCA Rawalpindi, and Kuch Khaas. She has worked on various projects ranging from festival branding “60 second Int Film Festival". UI designs for IOS and Android, project funded by the USAID and the American Embassy know as "In The Loop" focused on children eduction. Art direction for Ufone Ad with incision Films. Maham has been a part of the creative team designing the Air Blur Calendar 2018 at Bling Studios. She has designed brochures and reports for Jacaranda Health Club DHA and Water Aid (NGO) as well as promotional content for short films.