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, 34 Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Awal Centre 7th Floor, 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.
The August 2019 Session is a unique format of three public talks each followed by a seminar on the topic, from 29th August to 5th September, 2019.
29 Aug - 5 Sep '19
স্থাপত্যের উপস্থিতি: কাজী খালিদ আশরাফের তিনটি বক্তৃতা | The Presence of Architecture – Three Lectures by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
22 Apr - 2 May '19
Space of Water: A Floating Workshop for the Bengal Delta
Vastukatha: Selected Sayings of Architect Muzharul Islam | বাস্তুকথা: স্থপতি মাজহারুল ইসলামের নির্বাচিত উক্তি