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Complex/ity and Landscape Operations – April-May Sesison of Bengal Institute

The upcomign Session at the academic program of Bengal Institute is titled “COMPLEX/ITY & LANDSCAPE OPERATIONS.” It’s a four week long session runing from April 23rd to May 24th. The April-May sessions will offer an incredible group of faculties from many disciplines. The brilliant lineup of both international and local faculties will elaborate on the notion, that the formation of “complexes” -- how buildings and spaces are grouped together -- is far more critical to the well-being of communities than attention on individual buildings and objects, such formations require queries at many levels.

April-May Session will present seminars, design workshops and forums that will address various scales of landscape operations, from water urbanism and climate induced environmental adaptations to botanical awareness and landscape rearrangements.

Session includes following highlights: In-depth theoretical lectures on the variation from object-making to complex configurations by India’s renowned architectural teacher Neelkanth Chhaya, seminar lectures on the categories and implications of complexes by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, lectures on the agricultural basis of our habitations by well known rice scientist Abed Chaudhury, lectures on plants and landscapes by eminent botanist Dwijen Sharma, and lectures/workshops by leading architects on their work on creating complexes. Session will also include an on-site stay and workshop with Khandaker Hasibul Kabir and Marina Tabassum in Hakimpur area in Jessore." Ivan Valin and Dorothy Tang from the National University of Singapore will host a weeklong design workshop.

Anyone from any discipline with a minimum bachelor's degree or a final-year-studentship is welcome to apply.

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