Sr. Academic Associate
Bengal Institute Team
Farhat is an architect, working as an editor and writer in the field of architecture. She coordinates the academic program at Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, where she is also the editor of its annual publication, Vas. Farhat likes to engage in discussions involving colonialism in South Asia and postcolonial inquiry about architecture in Dhaka, and present her views through expository writings, which have been published in The Daily Star and New Age.
She was a full time contributor in New Age from 2015 to 2017. She is currently enrolled at the M.Arch program at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, focusing on the History, Theory and Criticism division.
Farhat considers herself to be a TEDster, after volunteering for two consecutive TEDxDhaka events and curating a TEDxAIUB event. Since 2016, she has been a contributor at Context BD, one of Bangladesh’s leading online platforms that publishes latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design and art.
The team of researchers at the Institute took up the task to work on various projects that would address the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. An article on these projects has been published in the online version of Architecture Asia, the official journal of the Architects Regional Council Asia.
Farhan Karim uses Constantinos Doxiadis’s work as examples to show how the birth of nationalism is connected to other parameters. He provides historical background to the architect's work, details his works, and its influence during and after he was working in the subcontinent. He also provided context to the scene in which Doxiadis was working, his companions and intentions of the controversial architect.