Complementing the Participants Works will initiate research and investigation of designated topics in order to build up a base for a “comprehensive settlement plan for Bangladesh.” Conducted in coordination, some of the research topics will form the content for the academic program. “Research clusters” will be formed around topics of critical urgency in the environmental context of Bangladesh with resonances in other geographies
Participants were asked to bring camera and sketching materials for an excursion on the river. Professor Mathur and Cunha instructed them to observe the landscape and activities on both sides of the river Dhaleshwari.
Participants were assigned to design a residence for someone who came to Dhaka for work, (perhaps a garment worker, security guard or a shopkeeper). They got around 3-4 days to work on it and everyone presented their design ideas in hand-drawn sketches.