Let It Flood: Rethinking Urbanism in Deltas - A Lecture by Kelly Shannon

Thu 2 Jun - Thu 2 Jun' 16

A lecture by Kelly Shannon on 2nd June, 2016 at Chhayanaut Auditorium, Dhanmomndi.

Kelly Shannon is a Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Southern California. She completed her PhD at the University of Leuven (Belgium), She related her experience working on projects in Vietnam with the landscapes, conditions and culture of Bangladesh, while showcasing her extensive work in research on the Mekong Delta.

She highlighted the importance of representing Asian cultures in the architecture of the cities and settlements and provided a detailed analysis of the behaviour of water bodies in South-East Asia. She also mapped out how to use the interplay between landscape infrastructure and urbanism.