Sarah Adeel (MIA ’09) has been selected to speak at the TEDx conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. She will be presenting her research on orphanages, and how the family and community structures tie in to their design. This research began during her Degree Project here at RISD, and she has received a Fullbright Scholarship to continue her honorable work. Sarah aims to help underprivileged children by developing systems and designs that better cater to their most basic needs, and furthermore, to allow them to achieve a higher sense of self purpose.
Since her return to Pakistan, Sarah has been working at USEFP as a consultant. She is also a part of the curriculum development team for the department of Art, Design and Architecture at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. She intends to develop a body of work focusing on orphanages in South Asia.
Her presentation will stream live through the TEDx Margalla site on December 4, at 1:30pm EST.
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