Architect, Landscape Designer, Activist
Visiting & Regular Faculty
Khondaker Hasibul Kabir is a Bangladeshi landscape architect and sustainability advocate who works with Bangladeshi development agencies such as BRAC and Grameen in rural and sustainable architecture. He first proposed “The Platform of Hope” (Ashar Macha) in 2007 when he moved personally in with family in the slums and designed a community space. It was showcased in the Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. He has also been working on disaster-resilient housing projects in Bangladesh and in Haiti. After receiving a Bachelor in Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2000 he worked at Atelier Robin Architects as project architect for two years. He also worked in participatory action research projects for developing building-for-safety options in different flood-prone rural areas of Bangladesh. He qualified with Master of Architecture in Landscape from the University of Sheffield, UK in 2004. As a landscape architect, he provides consultation to various landscape projects. In 2003 he followed a postgraduate course in ‘Organized Self-help Housing, Planning and Management’ organized by Lund University, Sweden and FUPROVI, Costa Rica. His research and practice focus on ‘Ecological Landscape’ and ‘Aesthetics/Ethics of Housing and Development’.
September 2018 is a special session focusing on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture winning projects. Faculties include former AKAA director Suha Ozkan, Moroccan architect, writer Hassan Radoine and AKAA award winners. This program is free to attend.