Spring 2016: March Session: Place/Form

Sun 6 Mar - Wed 30 Mar' 16

The month of March was very special to us. Along with our academic programs we organised a three-day long international symposium “Architecture Now/Next,” the first of its kind event in Bangladesh. Renowned local and international speakers and panelists.

The month of March was very special to us. Along with our academic programs, we organized a three-day long international symposium “Architecture Now/Next,” the first of its kind event in Bangladesh. Renowned local and international speakers and panellists talked and discussed the pressing matters of the profession, its related issues and gave direction towards the future. While at the classroom Kazi Khaleed Ashraf did an extensive discussion on the fundamentals of urban design and placemaking. Suha Ozkan showed a wide range of projects from different corners of the world that made it to lists of major award programs, works beyond popular magazine items. Peter Buchanan gave an insightful anecdote on the transition from modernism, its impact on the practice and the education of architecture. Our participants got to work hands-on with Stutchbury in the studio and also outside the Dhaka city, where he took them to explore the river, nature and their intertwining impact on designing in the tropics. Throughout the session, Timmy Aziz had enthusiastically focused on training the participants about some new design methods and techniques, including analytical mapping with GIS.