Rashiq Fataar appointed to the Board of the Independent School For The City in Rotterdam

July 21, 2022

Rashiq Fataar, the Founder CEO of Our Future Cities has been appointed as a new additional member of the Board of The Independent School for the City, a post-graduate educational platform based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The school is an initiative of Crimson Historians and Urbanists and ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles) and is rooted in their practices of combining a critical and activist approach to the city with effecting real change through architectural and planning projects. The independent school for the City is founded on a strong belief in an incremental instead of a tabula rasa approach to city planning which blurs the lines between critique and practice on the one hand, and research and policy on the other.

The educational programme of the Independent School for the City is composed of different stand-alone courses, ranging from  4-day crash courses, to an intensive 12-week programme on contemporary urbanism. The activist and multidisciplinary approach of the Independent School is strongly embedded in all activities.

Says Rashiq Fataar: "I look forward to working together with the school's leadership and Dean team to bring a Global South energy and perspective to the school's spectrum of activities as they challenge, inspire, and equip the next generation of urbanists."

Learn more about the school here: https://www.schoolforthecity.nl/

Rashiq Fataar
Rouen Smit
37 Parliament Street
Church Square
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town, 8000
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