Design Center | University of Central Asia

As creative director, Robin Reed was sent to Dushanbe, Tajikistan to teach and mentor students from the Aga Khan Humanities Project in Design. Over a two year period she taught design, design systems and entrepreneurship, which resulted in the creation of the Design Center now part of the University of Central Asia. The goal of the Humanities Project was to develop, write and produce a curriculum that would promote tolerance and the pluralism of ideas and cultures, drawing on the rich history of nations that formed the former Soviet Union. Scholars and partner institutions in Central Asia have implemented the rigorous curriculum and it continues as part of the course offerings at the three campuses of the University of Central Asia (UCA).

The Aga Khan Humanities Project - Curriculum Development | Thematic Illustration | Art and the Human Experience. A Social Design initaitive that resulted in the creation of a Design Center, supported by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The center is now part of the University of Central Asia, providing design services and training, using a "peer to peer" learning model. Education in Design and illustration, Robin Reed.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project | Design Center Logo - Created in collaboration with students and faculty from the project. Design, Robin Reed.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project - Curriculum Development | Thematic Illustration | The Individual and Society. Student work.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project - Curriculum Development | Thematic Illustration | Cultural Dynamics. Student work.
The Aga Khan Humanities Project - Curriculum Development | Thematic Illustration | Tradition and Change. Student work.
Exploratory Research - Khorog, Tajikistan | 1 of 10 university locations for the Aga Khan Humanities Project.
Exploratory Research - Fieldwork study | Conducted visual ethnographies. Main route from Dushanbe to Khorog in Badakshan, Tajikistan. Landslides were a common occurrence.
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