Sr. Academic Associate
Bengal Institute Team
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 lies in architecture history, specifically focusing on the era of British colonialism. 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.
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.