With the intention of creating a transdisciplinary, postgraduate platform on architecture, landscapes, and settlements in Bangladesh, Bengal Institute’s Academic Program was launched in August, 2015. Structured around seminars, lecture series, and workshop styled design studios, the Academic Program offers short sessions in Spring and Fall Sequences that are open to anyone with an interest in the arrangement and rearrangement of the environment.
Established in 2015, the Research and Design Program is dedicated to the research, design and planning of cities, settlements and landscapes. The aim of the program is to facilitate planned physical future of Bangladesh along with socio-economic development. Operating in various scales from national to small neighborhood, the key focus of the program includes small towns, public space, and public transport, livability in high density, hydrology, landscape and settlements. In collaboration with various government, non-government, local and international institutions, the program has a diverse operation.
Publications and the media channels are our ways to reach to the mass. As part of the mission of making 'design intelligence' mainstream, and bringing multidisciplinary thinking to the challenges of the environment, publications are crucial to build a critical awareness. We publish newsletter-magazines, leaflets, anthologies, books, periodicals in prints, with a growing repository of digital publications in e-books, videos, audios and alternative media.
An academic session focusing on crafts and making; involving masters of crafts and craftsmen. With a mix of hands-on workshops, and a few lecture on the first two weeks of May, 2018.
An initiative to create better walkable environment for cities in Bangladesh
May, 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Designing for the Tides and Streams – A Lecture by Yves Marre
April, 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Atmospheric Conditions: Architecture that Matters – A Pubic Lecture by David Leatherbarrow
Wisdom of the Land – Marina Tabassum’s Installations at the Venice Biennale 2018
Marina Tabassum and her team, curated various elements of the vernacular life of the delta to recreate and expose their traditional wisdom through the installations.
A Full-page Feature on Bengal Stream and Bengal Institute on Prothom Alo
The leading national daily of Bangladesh, Prothom Alo did a full-page feature on Bengal Stream exhibition and book, and Bengal Institute on 5th April, 2018
Bengal Institute Works
It's a quickly flippable brochure featuring some of the key events, activities, achievements and an overview of the Institute