Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Director-General of Bengal Institute, is an architect, urbanist, and architectural historian. He has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Pratt Institute in the USA. He is the author of numerous publications including The Hermit’s Hut: Architecture and Asceticism in India (2012), An Architect in Bangladesh: Conversations with Muzharul Islam (2014) and Designing Dhaka: A Manifesto for a Better City (2012). His essays and articles have appeared in the Architectural Review, Architectural Design, Topos, Economic and Political Weekly, and other periodicals. He is the editor of the new series Locations: Anthology of Architecture and Urbanism.