Fall 2015: August Session: Landscape

Sat 1 Aug - Mon 31 Aug' 15

August Session was focused on understanding “Landscape” under a broad spectrum. Landscape is deeply intertwined with dwelling, cities and regional infrastructure.

August Session was focused on understanding “Landscape” under a broad spectrum. Landscape is deeply intertwined with dwelling, cities and regional infrastructure.

Carey Clouse showed us works and concepts of environmentally organised urban farming and how architecture and landscape design are turning into one operation. Bangladesh’s popular botanist Dwijen Sharma oriented the participants with different species of local trees and plants and he also took them out to explore and learn more about it in the field. The renowned duo from UPenn, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, questioned our conventional understanding of the relationship between land and water, and showed how water bodies, as we know them, may not have any fixed boundary or container. They also showed the relationship between mapping and visualising. Salauddin Ahmed, Wakilur Rahman and Hasibul Kabir conducted an outdoor design studio in which they explored different methods of landscape design that focused on celebrating the natural state of being. Kazi Khaleed Ashraf started off a month long seminar on architectural and urban theory as a foundation to all programs and discussions.