What would you do if you were Mayor of Karachi? We ask the bus drivers of Karachi.
If you want to understand a city talk to its ambulance and bus drivers, which is what RSA Pakistan Calling has been able to do, thanks to our partnership with Karachi University Visual Studies department. This film offers a fascinating insight into the experiences of bus drivers in Karachi, demonstrating how public servants are often disrespected by those with power and wealth. Discussions also delve into law and order, corruption, fears of sectarian violence, as well as their views on democracy and Britain.
Director: Asad Anees
Producer: Umair Nasir Ali
This film was made by the University of Karachi Visual studies department with the kind support of The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development.
Paule Constable RDI is a lighting designer. She has received a staggering five Laurence Olivier Awards for her lighting design work. Listen to her conversation with fellow RDI, Mike Dempsey.
The crises of 2020 have created the perfect conditions for timely, relevant, optimistic and proactive responses, amongst those of us who lean the most into that designer mindset – whether by nature or nurture, and whether we identify as designers or not.