The Educational Programming – art and tech workshops – commenced in October 2021 at primary and secondary schools. The workshops were designed to introduce the theme of the third Karachi Biennale, Art and Technology through hands-on projects. During the school tour of KB22, this experience helped the students to engage with the exhibits.
Over 500 primary students from diverse backgrounds participated in the STEAM inspired activities and created art with battery driven bots. The Educational Programming Workshops and tours for primary schools were generously supported by National Foods Pvt Limited.
‘Boltay Pathar’ workshops were held at four secondary schools between January and March 2022, to engage students in research on heritage sites and learn to create digital documentaries on them for their peers. 120 students enthusiastically participated from the following schools and documented the mentioned sites:
1.Kiran Foundation DCTO Campus Lyari worked on Empress Market.
2.Habib Public Boys School worked on Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim (near Clifton Beach).
3.NJV Government Higher Secondary School worked on the historical building of NJV School.
4.Khatoon-e-Pakistan worked on Quaid-e-Azam House Museum (Flagstaff House).
The workshops in Secondary Schools were supported by UNESCO and Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).