After completing four successful academic sequences since 2015, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements continues to pave its path in the pursuit of knowledge and research ideologies. Keeping that goal in mind, we introduce our fifth academic sequence Fall 2017.
From house compounds to neighbourhoods, and from villages to rice-fields and regions with rivers and rivulets, we organize our surrounds in shifting scales and scopes. Scale is not only a difference in geometry, size and dimension, it is the basis of our changing geographic imagination; scale triggers perceptual shifts that affect how we see the world and live in it. Being most critical to the arrangement of architecture, landscapes and settlements, the Academic Sessions in Fall 2017 -- "large scale," "medium to small scale," and "human scale" -- will offer workshops, seminars and studios that will explore the consequences of scale.
Some of the Fall 2017 faculty includes: anthropologist Naveeda Khan will share her studies of life andhabitations in the "char" areas of Bangladesh, architect and educator Prem Chandavarkar will discuss new understandings of our cities and landscapes, architects C Anjalendran from Sri Lanka and Kevin Low from Malaysia will present their work and discuss the situations in which they work. Eminent Australian architect Gregory Burgess will join us for the third Bengal Architecture Symposiums. Other faculties to be announced soon.