Agency of the Brick: From South Asia to the Moon

Thu 1 Feb - Thu 1 Feb' 24

Agency of the Brick: From South Asia to the Moon
A Special Talk by Dr. Amit Srivastava on the frontiers of materiality in architecture.

Date: Thursday, 1st February, 2024
Time: 5:30 PM
Venue: Level 2 of Bengal Institute, 45 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213.

Dr. Srivastava is Director (India) of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) and Associate Dean ISP (South Asia, Middle East and Africa) of the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering, and Technology (SET) at The University of Adelaide in Australia. 

Having trained and practiced as an architect in India, Srivastava’s primary work focus on the architectural and construction histories of colonial and postcolonial India. His other current research focuses on the themes of transnational exchange of materials, skills, and construction processes across the Indian Ocean world, from Africa and the Middle East to South East Asia and Australia, with special interest in cases of South-South cooperation.