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.
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.