During his postgraduate studies Aslam Bulbulia explored city planning, Islamic law and spirituality, user-centred design and decoloniality. He has a background in Political Science and Philosophy.
Aslam Bulbulia (he/him) is a new settler on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) land from South Africa, with Indian heritage.
His wide variety of projects and experiences include a Mosque photoblog around Johannesburg, travelling and teaching English around the world, performing stand-up comedy, co-producing a Palestinian-solidarity album, working for a large multi-national corporation and various research positions within different spheres of government.
In 2015 he founded AwethuArt, a community building platform that nurtures young artists. In 2016 he was an ASRI Future Leaders Fellow and co-founded Muslim Urbanists Joburg.
During his time in Vancouver, he has worked on engagements for the City of Vancouver’s Creative City Strategy, co-hosted the RADIUS Fellowship, led community engagement for SFU’s Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies and worked with a number of organizations in shifting team and organizational cultures.
He has a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from SFU where he now serve as an advisor. He leads Community Engagement Initiatives at the SFU’s Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, work on Deep Democracy and Lightwork coops and serve on the faculty of Inner Activist.
Aslam will facilitate the workshop Yikes, I’m the Treasurer at the 2020 Housing Central Conference.