Dr Bilquis Ghani is Lecturer at the University of Canberra in the Faculty of Arts and Design. Her research focuses on the aesthetics of resistance as the mobilisation of the creative process through moments of social and cultural rupture, with Kabul, Afghanistan, as a primary site of investigation. Bilquis is also co-founder and lead for Hunar Symposia, a collective of academics and artists creating spaces of discourse and collaboration between practice and theory. She is also on the Board of Directors for HADIA foundation, an organization that runs children’s mobile libraries, multivitamin distribution and emergency support in Afghanistan.