Design Educator & Researcher
Tazeen Hussain is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Design at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. She has served as HOD for the Dept. of Communication Design and Foundation Program at IVS and as visiting faculty at the departments of Visual Studies at Karachi University and Media Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi.
As a researcher, Hussain has presented her work at national and international conferences, and published internationally Her current interests include the re-examination of Design Education, it’s conception and evolution, in the Pakistani context, whilst exploring the possibilities of design as an active contributor to the socio-cultural and political landscape. She has designed and led a year-long program Critical Design Education and Practice funded by US – Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-23. She serves actively on the Board of Studies of various Design institutions across Pakistan.
Tazeen Hussain has been volunteering her services for projects falling in the realm of creative and social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, climate change, and merging education and design practice. Imparting education on Climate change to vulnerable communities’- UN GRIP with Indus Earth Trust, Uplift of a Rehabilitation centre for Drug-Addicted children with Aas Trust, ‘Meri Duniya kay Rang’ with NOWPDP. She also works in media, primarily television, while her other areas of contribution are theatre, journalism, and activism.
Tazeen worked with Karachi Biennale Trust as project lead for the Karachi Art Directory; she coordinated all the students from the art universities and colleges who were selected for the internship and co-created research criteria’s for developing the digital platform with the team. Her input as an educator greatly aided in guiding the interns through the research process. Hussain received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and a Masters in New Media and Society from the University of Leicester, UK.