Thu 15 Feb - Thu 15 Feb' 18
Architecture in Bangladesh: Streams and Waves - A Conversation between Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Niklaus Graber on 15th February, 2018, Thursday at Chhayanaut Auditorium, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Bangladesh is in a brilliant position now architecturally despite the oft repeated stories of urban, environmental and social crises. It is, what the organizers of the exhibition “Bengal Stream” describe as, a “vibrant architectural scene.” Brilliantly begun with Muzharul Islam, and carried through works by some of the most important architects of the twentieth century, like Louis Kahn, Stanley Tigerman and Paul Rudolph, newer generations continue the journey for an invigorating architecture now recognized through important international awards and major publications.
In the exhibition “Bengal Stream,” curated by Niklaus Graber and Andreas Ruby, the Swiss Architecture Museum took the initiative to highlight a body of works that represents a distinct energy rooted in the spirit and temperament of the region. Over 60 projects by important architects of Bangladesh are included in the show that after the opening in December 2017 in Basel, Switzerland, will travel to other important venues in Europe. Preparing for the exhibition involved year long research with Iwan Baan commissioned for photographs. Bengal Institute partnered with the Museum in organizing the exhibition.
On 15th February, 2018, Niklaus Graber and the Director-General of Bengal Institute, Prof Kazi Khaleed Ashraf will sit down to talk about the architecture of Bangladesh, its past, present and future. You are invited to participate in the event running from 18:30 to 20:30 at Chhayanaut Auditorium in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
The event is open to anyone and free to attend, no pre-registration is required.
Some Tweets from the event [covering #BengalStream feed]
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Director General, Bengal Institute
Architect, Professor, Urbanist, Writer, Director-General, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements
March, 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Public Lecture by Tapati Guha-Thakurta at KIB on Art and Religion
March, 2018, 18:00 - 20:30
স্থপতি ক্রিস্টোফার বেনিনজার রচিত বইয়ের প্রকাশনা অনুষ্ঠান
Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh
Published by Christoph Merian Verlag with the Swiss Architecture Museum, featuring the comprehensive picture of contemporary Bangladeshi architecture.