Aslam Bulbulia

community builder in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aslam Bulbulia

community builder in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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I am a South African-Indian new settler in Vancouver with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy I have always been interested in understanding the world around me and solving the world's big problems.

Postgraduate studies allowed me to explore the planning of cities, further my understanding of Islam, user-centred design and decoloniality.

I have done a Mosque tour of Johannesburg, travelled and taught English around the world, performed stand-up comedy, co-produced a Palestinian-solidarity album, worked for large multi-national corporations and various spheres of government. In 2015 I founded AwethuArt, a community building platform that nurtures young artists. In 2016 co-founded Muslim Urbanists Joburg.

I'm currently occupied with the question of how to get citizens engaging better, in order to strengthen democracy and improve social cohesion. I am enrolled in the SFU Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement and a member of CityHive's Civic Engagement team.

Get in touch with me to chat over a cup of coffee, collaborate on a project or have a breakdancing session.

2012 Common Purpose Student Alumnus

2016 ASRI Future Leaders Fellow

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  • Education
    • University of the Witwatersrand