The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Abyd Karmali, OBE, Managing Director and Climate Financing Executive at a multinational financial institution, and Vice Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee. Abyd discusses his perspective on the interaction between humankind and nature, and the implications of climate change in today’s rapidly changing world.
Born in Afghanistan, migrating to Pakistan at age six, and then returning to Afghanistan three years later—due to the uncertain conditions within the region—Ahmad Farid Farhan says, “the best hobby I had as a little boy, was drawing and sketching on the walls around our camp.”
Amil Shivji, a filmmaker from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, feels that “art is not an ideology; rather it is a method of communication.
Nuru Karim is an Indian architect and sculptor who believes that “art must be both experimental and innovative,” and it is exactly this approach that he uses towards his creations.
While working within the Ismaili institutions, Fahim Somani became interested in architectural art projects, especially typography, and was intrigued by the diversity of scripts found in Islamic architecture.