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one-on-one talk with @growthvelocityacademy

one-on-one talk with @growthvelocityacademy

Today I’ll be going to HummingTree (a coworking space for creatives in Jeddah) to speak to someone from Growth Velocity Academy, an organization that helps people up their visibility on social media. Let’s see how it goes! Update: So I met Omar Labdedi, a British-Syrian, and we had an interesting chat about social media, art and digital marketing. He was extremely knowledgeable when it came to leveraging the digital environment to become an influencer or to kickstart your business. Growth Velocity Academy generally operate out of London but, with the changing landscape of Jeddah, they thought to host bootcamps for …

The Untold Edition — Mural Painting

Hospitals all over the world have really beautiful murals or paintings on their walls. It makes sense; the patients could use a therapeutic and relaxing ambience. Not so in Karachi. Most hospitals look like dumps in the middle of dump sites. And the bigger, better ones have a clinical edge that is almost frightening. Street art has been done many times to beautify Karachi (soon overwritten by graffiti, more often than not) but hospitals hadn’t been paid attention to much. Coincidentally, around the same time as I planned this, another architect, Haya Qadri, came up with a similar plan titled …

The Untold Edition — Open Mic Night at T2F

The Untold Edition — Open Mic Night at T2F

The Second Floor (T2F) was one of the first open artistic spaces in Karachi. The kind of place where anyone could go to vent, express and find a sanctuary for freedom of speech. I have been fascinated with it as long as I can remember. Now a lot of such places have opened up, but somehow, none of them embody that spirit of tolerance which T2F did under Sabeen Mahmud. Sabeen Mahmud was murdered for her tolerance and her desire to inspire change. Murdered by the very same crowd that protested the streets when a Christian woman was acquitted for …

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