State University of Bangladesh (SUB) celebrated the World Architecture Day, 2023
The Department of
Architecture of State University of Bangladesh (SUB) celebrated the World
Architecture Day on 16th October, 2023 by hosting a Discourse on Architecture
for Resilient Communities. The event was held at the Alliance Française de
Dhaka, which provided a conducive venue for the discourse.
The event was
inaugurated by Honorable
Vice-Chancellor (Designate) Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman. The
discourse started with a thoughtful speech from Shamsul Wares, the advisor of
DoA, SUB and the vice chancellor of SUB. The head of the Department of
Architecture, Dr. Sajid Bin Doza, introduced and invited the esteemed guests to
the stage. The discourse featured four eminent panelists who have extensive
experience and expertise on the topic of resilience in architecture.
Titas, MD of Vitti Sthapati Brindo Ltd. and Vice President of UIA Region 4,
moderated the panel discussion. He
showcased various projects from different backgrounds that demonstrated how
resilient communities from all over the world are shaping architecture
according to their needs.
Salma A. Shafi,
an architect and urban planner, shared her insights on how to make Dhaka city
more resilient through policy-making, master plan development and community
Dr. Apurba K.
Poddar, an associate professor at BUET who explored the spirit and character of
resilience of the tribal and marginalized ethnic groups in the hilly areas of
Bangladesh and the importance of context in design decisions.
Fuad Quaium, an
architect, landscape planner and designer, presented an interesting infographic
defining resilience and the aspects that architects, planners and designers
should consider for intervention.
concluded with a summary speech from Shamsul Wares. A Q&A session followed
where the panelists answered questions from the curious participants.
The event was
attended by distinguished guests such as the registrar, treasurer and faculty
members of SUB as well as students of SUB and other institutions. The event was
open for all who were interested in learning from the expert panelists. After
the discussion, the panelists and distinguished guests were presented with
beautiful artwork done by Dr. Sajid Bin Doza and especially hand-picked house
plants. The program ended with some group photography and light snacks.
We thank all the
participants, guests and panelists for making this event a success and hope to
continue this discourse on architecture for resilient communities in the