Maha Aslam

Maha Aslam

New York, NY, US

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I am an urbanist, architect, researcher and a community activist, whose interest lies in designing and researching about public spaces and processes that inculcate social and economic justice values in them. I co-founded Nigraan-e-Lahore with my peers aimed at initiating participatory form of development for marginalized communities after graduating from architecture school in Lahore. I have worked with two architecture firms and have experience in working on a single family house to large scale commercial designs. During my time at Parsons I assisted with two courses, Urban Colloquium &  Urban Resilience, while developing my thesis, a meshwork of urban narratives that enable a community to revisit its identity and build upon its social ties and resources, as a form of resilience in the face of globalizing economies.



The New School, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant- Urban Resilience

Jan 2018 - May 2018

The New School, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant- Urban Colloquium

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Designerseast, Lahore, PK, Architect

Oct 2015 - Mar 2016

Isbah Hassan & Associates, Lahore, PK, Architect

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015


The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Design and Urban Ecologies

Aug 2016 - May 2018

National College of Arts Lahore, Lahore, PK, BArch, Architecture

Oct 2010 - Feb 2015



Honors in B.arch, Award


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