Sr. Academic Associate
Bengal Institute Team
Farhat Afzal is a full time editor and writer in the field of architecture.
A passion for learning prompted Farhat Afzal to take up architecture as an academic choice. Since graduating in 2015 from American International University – Bangladesh with a B.Arch degree, she has focused on writing and researching. 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.
Farhat’s primary research interest centres around the architectural history of Bangladesh, in the context of British colonialism and post-colonial era. Farhat likes to engage in discussions involving women’s issues, and present her views through expository writings. In her spare time, she enjoys photographing public spaces and old buildings.
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.