Yasmeen Lari was invited by RIBA+VitrA to speak at the exciting new Victoria and Albert Design Museum in Dundee. The visit was combined with an invitation by V&A and INTBAU to speak at the historic Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Dumfries House with participants of the Prince’s School of Design program. She became the first architect to speak at both V&A museums.
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Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect, has been awarded the Jane Drew Prize 2020 for raising the profile of women in architecture.
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There was a time when Marbee (pictured top, next to one of her sons) used to spend the better part of her days begging on roads and near crowded bazaars under the scorching sun in one of southern Pakistan’s poorest regions.
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The winner of the 2020 Jane Drew Prize, Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari spoke to thethirdpole.net on the architectural needs of Pakistan, and how she is “atoning for past sins”
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Aged 79, Lari has continued to dedicate her life to architecture since closing her practice in 2000, advising UNESCO and building homes for tens of thousands of people affected by floods and earthquakes in her home country.
"I am touched and humbled to be included among the galaxy of architects who have received this prize," Lari said.
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