Ferya Ilyas

Photo by Sabine Vielmo


Assistent Editor


Ferya is an interdisciplinary professional, who worked as a multimedia journalist for The Express Tribune newspaper in Pakistan for 6 years and is currently interested in research on urban and ecological issues. She studied mass communication in Karachi and Fayetteville, and urbanism in Stuttgart and Cairo; and has joined THE NEW INSTITUTE to work at the intersection of storytelling and change.

  • What gives you hope?
    Successes of the past.

  • How does change happen?
    Usually unpredictably, which makes resilience and adaptability bigger concerns.

  • What are you grateful for?
    My family, my health and Pakistani cuisine.

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