JAN/18 - ∞


Mohsin Yousufi, Yanni Loukissas, Allen Hyde. 2023. Bridging Data and Experiences: Engaging Youth in Digital Civics through Participatory Mapmaking for Resilience, DIS 2023, Designing for and Reflecting upon Resilience in Health and Wellbeing Workshop

Mohsin Yousufi, Charlotte Alexander, and Nassim Parvin, Epistemic Injustice in Technology and Policy Design: Lessons from New York City’s Heat Complaints System,” CHI 2023, Designing Technology and Policy Simultaneously: Towards A Research Agenda and New Practice.

Mohsin Yousufi, Charlotte Alexander, and Nassim Parvin, “Unreliable Tenants and Material Evidence: The Work of Credibility Boosters in Housing Courts,” 2023. Under Review.

Mohsin Yousufi, 2020,  “On Schisms and Generalism”,  Moving Forward, Vol. 1, Issue: Aug 2020, Pages 44-45, Indus Valley School Architecture Journal
Mohsin Yousufi, 2019. “Prospects for a 21st Century Architecture”,  Undergraduate Dissertation, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Pakistan *distinction awarded

Mohsin Yousufi, 2018, “Architecture + Communal Space and the Future”,  Proceedings of IAPEX - Karachi 2018, Institute of Architects Pakistan.

Theoritical Explorations

2021, The Problem of Context

This paper applies Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to explore the concept of 'context' in architecture. ANT traces associations between actors in an 'actor-network', providing a useful descriptive tool. It helps clarify and expose weaknesses of assumptions and ideas underlying 'context' in architecture. As the need for more relevant and sustainable architecture increases, an exploration of 'contextual' is timely and essential. Written under the guidance of Prof. John Stallmeyer at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign's School of Architecture.

2019, Spaces as a Tool in Ethnic Conflicts in the Context of Karachi

Ethnicity has been a major factor in shaping Karachi, causing violence and conflict. This paper investigates how spaces were used for ethnic purposes, and the complex relationship between ethnicity and spaces that eventually led to the city's division. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to explore the question, including interviews of politicians and journalists and reviews of theories on ethnicity in Karachi. Survey-based quantitative methods were also used to assess current trends in public opinion regarding ethnicity and ethnically dominated areas.