Wed 4 Oct - Fri 6 Oct' 17
Ever since the Renaissance, and especially from the early 20th century, the cutting edge of architecture has been driven by the creative originality of star personalities. This stands in stark contrast to the world of traditional handicraft that is predicated on a culture of anonymous creators committed to a traditional idiom. How do these two models compare?
Recent developments in complexity theory will be used to argue that the complex and anonymous network of craftsmen is better suited to respond effectively to challenges of culture and ecology.
However, we cannot base our foundations on a nostalgic gaze. The lecture will posit that one must dig deeper, critique the kind of consciousness we employ in design practice, and learn how to structure a contemporary practice that can simultaneously leverage modern developments as well as traditional craft.
February, 2018, 18:30 - 20:31
Architecture in Bangladesh: Streams and Waves – A Conversation between Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Niklaus Graber
November, 2017, 15:00 - 19:00
Bengal Architecture Symposium 3: In the Spirit of the Land – Anjalendran & Burgess
October, 2017, 18:00 - 20:00
Ng Sek San: Off-Grid: Making in the Tropics
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.