Thursday, 16th October 2014 | 7:00 pm
Join us at T2F for an evening of storytelling featuring Belgian social worker Martin Van Camp.
Martin Van Camp is a Belgian-born social worker. He is currently the director of Time-out Brussels, an organization that works with dropout children, empowering them to tap in to innate talents and qualities and reintegrate them into schools.
Martin is on an endless journey and bounces between Europe and Asia, on a quest to balance Western modernity with his family’s roots and culture. He grew up seeing pictures of Duarte Villa, the family home in N.I. Lines, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and McLeod Road and listening to pre-partition stories. His family eventually moved to Belgium in 1962. For Martin, any mention of “Karachi” unlocked visions of a magical world, wonderful architecture and tempting, mysterious music.
Photo Credit: Nefer Sehgel/Express
In 1995, Martin came to Karachi for four months and immediately fell in love with the city. The Herald 1995 map “Karachi: City of Death” did not deter him and in fact, encouraged him to immerse himself in Karachi life. Martin is now returning to the city, not to revisit landmarks that his great grandparents left behind, but to connect two disparate worlds that are an integral part of his identity.
Date: Thursday, 16th October, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.