Gender Ecologies: New Perspectives brings together a group of women from Pakistan to build, decorate and demonstrate the use of a chulah, designed by award-winning Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari. A chulah is a traditional Pakistani outdoor earthen cooking stove. The project aims to enable women to self-build for greater safety and dignity in the preparation of food, and to highlight the central role of women in the climate revolution.
The live build will take place in Granary Square in London and host a programme of activities alongside the women building - sharing stories, knowledge and skills between women from Pakistan and the UK with the public. The week of programming will include cooking sessions, talks, workshops and other activities, especially promoting the voices of young women. The project will take place in late May, with more information to come!
This project is commissioned by the British Council and Heritage Foundation Pakistan. It has received additional support from INTBAU, World Habitat, Bank of Punjab and Zero Carbon Eco Centre.
Alongside the Pakistani chulah build, a 2-day event will platform voices from Pakistan, the UK and beyond to explore the intersections of gender and climate.