The Residential Retreat

A Residential Retreat is organised for each cohort at least once during their time at FAS. These three-day, two-night educational excursions bring students together to visit and explore a culturally significant site or project in Pakistan. There, students are guided to ask questions linked to history, context, knowing, and action.

What is being privileged and why?

What elements of community and state/empire stand out?

How are notions of beauty and value framed?

How do I know about this place?

How does my world connect?

How does culture relate to development?

How do I want to remember this?

Through the experience, students of diverse backgrounds also bond tremendously over this intensive yet short period of time together.