Farhat Afzal

Associate Coordinator, Academic Program

Bengal Institute Team

Architect, Writer, Editor | Associate Coordinator, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements

Farhat is an architect, working as an editor and writer in the field of architecture. She is the Associate Coordinator for the Academic Program at Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, where she has been involved in since 2016. She is also the associate 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.

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