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︎Year 4


Yousuf Khalil 

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Workshop City


This project investigates the intersection between British colonialism, modernist town planning, and contemporary privatised enclaves in Pakistan. These modern enclaves manifest a specific cultural and developmentalist tendency to market a notion of ‘luxury living for all’ as a panacea for all urban ills - a capitalist ideal that superficially reconciles the “traditional” and the “modern” at the expense of the majority of the urban population.This project will develop a plan for reviving The Mughalpura Workshops in Lahore, a British colonial era locomotive repair facility, that has increasingly been under risk of commercial development and exploitation. This project proposes the transformation of this failing industrial area into a piece of city that fosters mutual aid and collective living for Pakistan’s marginalised communities through political activism and adaptive re-use of the site for education and cultural activity. In doing so this project will use the Mughalpura Workshops as a test bed for alternative forms of land ownership for a more equitable society.

Pakistan


Yousuf Khalil 

︎Year 4





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