Muhammad Gulraiz Khan

Lecturer, Communication Studies and Design
School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Gulraiz received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore and completed a Masters in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons The New School for Design, New York.

Gulraiz’s graduate thesis focused on civic engagement in low-income communities. He developed a Visioning and Strategy Framework for a four-year long, multiple-stakeholder engagement project in Thomas Jefferson Park in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Earlier in 2015, he worked as a Civic Design Fellow for the IDEO/Knight Foundation/Parsons collaboration titled Cities in Learning, and prototyped various touchpoints for a home rehabilitation ecosystem in Detroit, Michigan.

Prior to graduate school, Gulraiz worked as a senior sub-editor at the National Desk of The Express Tribune newspaper.

Gulraiz’s core interest are cities and their systems, tangible and intangible. He takes a human-centered design approach to his investigations, and works through collaborations. He is currently working on a research project titled The Dumb City, exploring the formal and informal transit system in Karachi.


  • MFA in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA
  • BSc. (Honors) in Economics and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan