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.
The obsession with trying to fit the discipline into a strict specialised definition which has resulted in many academic programs leaving out many vital aspects of architecture has left aspiring architects failing to learn some of the defining skills needed to be a complete architect. At Bengal Institute, the pursuit to bridge the gap between these related fields will give these young architects the opportunity to see the field as a whole, improving their understanding of it and hopefully helping them become the architects they want to be.
Key information about Participating in Academic Programs
Seminar timing: Generally Sunday to Wednesday 17:30 - 19:30
Place: Seminar Programs and Workshops are hosted at either of these two locations:
1. Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth, House 60, Road 7A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209. [Map]
2. Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, 45 Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213 [Map]
Subscription Charge: Heavily subsidised, and it varies for secession to session. Generally 15,000 BDT (~175 USD) for a standard 4 week long sessions, 8,000 BDT (~95 USD) for 2 week long sessions. Payable online only, no cash is accepted.
Eligibility: Generally, anyone from any discipline or background with a minimum bachelor's degree or final-year undergraduate studentship may apply.
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.
1 Mar - 8 Mar '20
A Workshop in Nilphamari: Exploring Strategies for Future Physical Development
The 4th issue of Bengal Institute's newsletter-magazine, originally published in Fall 2019