The Bengal Institute, with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, conducted a special course on architecture that shapes our thinking and practice: Learning from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
In September 2018, the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Dhaka, organized a course for 41 senior undergraduate students and young professionals on behalf of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme. Entitled “Learning from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture”, the course introduced participants to the principles of the Award and its projects. It also highlighted Award-winning projects in Bangladesh, articulating them as emblems for a broader, universal conceptualization by which other projects and foci of the Award could be better understood. The projects were analysed by invited architects or clients/leaders of the winning work.
Videos of the lectures are presented in this collection and feature international guests Suha Ozkan, Hassan Radoine, and Eike Roswag-Klinge and Bangladeshi architects and professors such as Marina Tabassum, Ahsraful Hassan, Alim Ur Rahman Khan, Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, and Kazi Khaleed Ashraf.