With the intention of creating a transdisciplinary, postgraduate platform on architecture, landscapes, and settlements in Bangladesh, Bengal Institute’s Academic Program was launched in August, 2015. Structured around seminars, lecture series, and workshop styled design studios, the Academic Program offers short sessions in Spring and Fall Sequences that are open to anyone with an interest in the arrangement and rearrangement of the environment.
Established in 2015, the Research and Design Program is dedicated to the research, design and planning of cities, settlements and landscapes. The aim of the program is to facilitate planned physical future of Bangladesh along with socio-economic development. Operating in various scales from national to small neighborhood, the key focus of the program includes small towns, public space, and public transport, livability in high density, hydrology, landscape and settlements. In collaboration with various government, non-government, local and international institutions, the program has a diverse operation.
Publications and the media channels are our ways to reach to the mass. As part of the mission of making 'design intelligence' mainstream, and bringing multidisciplinary thinking to the challenges of the environment, publications are crucial to build a critical awareness. We publish newsletter-magazines, leaflets, anthologies, books, periodicals in prints, with a growing repository of digital publications in e-books, videos, audios and alternative media.
23 Mar - 2 Apr '20
A two week long academic program, part of the Spring 2020 Sequence "An Archaeology of Modernism," focusing on the most important phase of the birth, influence and evolution of the Bauhaus movement.
A cost effective device for sanitisation in public places
Daily updates! Last updated with 29th June data from IEDCR.
Daily updates! Last updated with 28th June data from IEDCR.
Bengal Institute's coordinated COVID19 responses around data, maps and visualisations
September, 2020, 00:00 - 00:00
Conversation with Michael Manfredi, Marion Weiss and Kazi Khaleed Ashraf—BI Between 04
August, 2020, 20:00 - 22:00
Conversation Between Rahul Mehrotra and Kazi Khaleed Ashraf—BI Between 02
Government vis-a-vis Architecture
Muzharul Islam, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Saif Ul Haque presented a second paper at the 1985 Aga Khan Seminar in Dhaka "Regionalism in Architecture." This text is another example of Muzharul Islam's clear thinking and writing on the role of the government, educational institutions and the professional body in the production of better architecture. Taken from the Proceedings of 1985 seminar.
Introducing Bangladesh—A Case for Regionalism
On the occasion of the 97th birth anniversary of Muzharul Islam, we republish here a text of a lecture presented by Muzharul Islam, along with Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Saif Ul Haque, in 1985.
The 4th issue of Bengal Institute's newsletter-magazine, originally published in Fall 2019