Areeba Imran is an Architect by profession. She completed her bachelors with her thesis in Film and Architecture. She has also published three independent papers on the relationship of Architecture with Film Space. Areeba has been a part of multiple interdisciplinary workshops internationally, including the Design, Make and Place workshop from Architectural Association in London and the Moving Images-Static Spaces Conference in Istanbul where she was invited to present her work. Starting her career as one of the youngest Exhibition Designers in Pakistan as part of the Lahore Biennale 2020, she currently heads an interdisciplinary design studio, founded by her under the name ‘Studio Graphite’, that focuses on the exploration of materials, conventionally thought of as raw building mediums.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021

Areeba Imran, Sheher-e-Saraab (The Mirage City), 2019
The film narrates the stories of Lahore through a satirical lens, highlighting the sharp contrasts and disparity in the experience of the city within a span of a few decades. The plot unfolds through 3 characters, the fourth one being the city itself, where the city plays both the protagonist; the antagonist.