Opportunity to participate in Laajverd Visiting School 2017

A two-week cross curricular and interdisciplinary program based in sites of crisis and/or conflict to engage students and mid-career professionals in rigorous field research.

Location: Gojal Valley, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Dates: 1st – 14th July 2017

Mapping Resilience
Ghulkin and Hussaini in Gilgit Baltistan have been reported for frequent incidents of
Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF). In the past 10 years, GLOFs have damaged infrastructure, crops, trees and properties of the local people living around these streams and rivers. Laajverd Visiting School aims to map indigenous and traditional resilience strategies that have developed over time in response to GLOF occurrences and explore their sustainability.
Taking a participatory approach in our workshops on Environmental Security, Audio-Visual Cultures, Built Environment, Material Culture and Mountain Economies, we will engage with local community to understand how life is arranged and re-arranged around frequent GLOFs in order to map possibilities of alternate livelihoods and practices of co-existence amidst this hazard.

LVS interdisciplinary team comprising of visiting researchers and local people will investigate how certain local practices may be improvised to respond more readily and sustainably to GLOF occurrences.

Creative – Participatory Action Research | Audio Visual Cultures – Conserving Cultures
Built Environment -Architecture Anthropology
Environmental Security| Material Culture and Craft | Disaster Resilience


Rs 40,000/-

Two Need-Based/Half Scholarship are available.


To Apply
Statement of Interest (Signed)
(Why would you like to join?What knowlege and skills will you bring to the LVS?What do you hope to learn from the LVS?)
CV/ Resume

ID Card/Passport Scan


Email these documents to laajverd@gmail.com by 30th April 2017.