We are pleased to present a special session in support of Afghanistan, with Belqis Youssofzay and Tahmina Maskinyar. Join us to discuss what impact the Taliban regime will have on Afghanistan’s historic and current artistic and cultural practices. How can we help protect the vitality and diversity of Afghan cultures and those who care for it?

Light for Afghanistan

Our guests are Afghan Australian architect Belqis Youssofzay and creative producer Tahmina Maskinyar who are part of a newly formed group of creatives from the Afghan diaspora dedicated to supporting and protecting Afghan artists, artisans, scholars and writers in Afghanistan and Australia. They will be in conversation with Maryam Gusheh and Justine Clark.

As Belqis writes “On 15 August, after 20 years of progress towards women’s education, city-building, cultural development and self-governance, Kabul fell into the hands of the Taliban once again. Afghan people now await an uncertain future, and their cultural heritage a devastating fate.”

Join us for an important conversation about their efforts and how we can support and contribute. All proceeds from this event go to supporting The UNHCR Refugee Agency: For Afghanistan.


Friday 10 September

12.30–1.30pm AEST (QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS)
12–1pm ACST (NT, SA)
10.30–11.30am AWST (WA)
2.30–3.30pm NZ


Online via Zoom. Join from anywhere. You will be sent the login details after you book.


1 formal point on completion of the CPD questions – a link will be sent after you have booked.

Once completed, you will receive an email with your responses. This provides the evidence of attendance and completion for the session named at the top of this document. Please keep the response email for your records. It counts as your certificate. (If you can’t find the email remember to check your spam folder.) The series learning objectives are here.


$10 standard or $5 concession (anyone who needs it – students, those not working, part-timers etc)

Please book below. (If the form doesn’t work on your device, head to the Parlour trybooking page.)

The 2021 series of Light at the End of the Tunnel is presented in collaboration with the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.