Sun 8 May - Thu 2 Jun' 16
Theories, designs and techniques were presented for working with a hydro-geographic landscape as the Bengal delta. Seminars, design workshops and forums addressed various scales of operation.
Theories, designs and techniques were presented for working with a hydro-geographic landscape as the Bengal delta. Seminars, design workshops and forums addressed various scales of operation, from water urbanism and climate-induced environmental adaptations to landscape rearrangements for more localised situations.
Kazi Ashraf started off with orienting the participants towards the multifaceted meaning of what we understand by ‘landscape’ from different perspectives. While Madhura Prematilleke gave some examples building in and with the landscape in Sri Lankan tropical climate. Salauddin Ahmed and Wakilur Rahman paved a journey of seeing a landscape as an artistic intervention and a mode of human expression through land-art and the harmonious intervention into nature. Expert landscape professor Kelly Shannon took a full-length design studio with Saif Ul Haque to look in depth into designing for the delta. She shared from her vast experience of designing in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
Dr Atiq Rahman is a prominent environmentalist, scientist, development expert and a visionary thinker in South Asia. He is well-known worldwide for his pioneering role and contribution to environment and nature conservation, climate change etc.
A wise coexistence of man and nature is visible at the initial days of development of Dhaka. Until 1850, development of the city took place on the higher terrain. The encompassing rivers, networks of canals and the wetlands were harmoniously utilised.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Director General, Bengal Institute
Architect, Professor, Urbanist, Writer, Director-General, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements
Kelly Shannon is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Southern California.
Architect, Urban Designer
Madhura Prematilleke, principal of tA -teaM Architrave, Colombo- is a Sri Lankan Architect and Urban Designer.
10 Apr - 18 Apr '18
Leplastrier-Stutchbury Master Class 2018 at Panigram, Jessore
18 Sep - 16 Nov '17
Fall 2017: September – November Session: Scale Is Everything: LARGE/MEDIUM/HUMAN
6 Aug - 29 Aug '17
Fall 2017: August Session: Scale is Everything ‘LARGE’
Vas Issue 03
This is the third issue of the newsletter from Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlement. It comes with reviews, op-eds and news primarily around the activities of Fall 2016 and others.