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How Aerial Imagery Changed Our Perception

When looking at the Bengali landscape through an aeroplane window, we see scattered settlements with mostly water, paddy fields, trees, and some paths. Additionally, there is also the plane itself being inserted into the scenario, where it acts as the spectator. “The will of the aeroplane represents to me the real spectator who gazes out […]

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The Mughal Miniaturist of Jorasanko

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was a figure who was first celebrated, then sank into oblivion, and then re-excavated. Despite his immense contribution to the history of South Asian culture, Abanindranath was often dismissed as a mere illustrator of fairy tales. In reality, Abanindranath Tagore in inaugurating the Bengal School of Art movement was the first prominent […]

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Architecture in the Landscape in Bangladesh

Organised as a three-week-long program, the objective of the September session was to better understand the relationship between architecture and landscape with particular attention to practices in Bangladesh. Jalal Ahmad, Salauddin Ahmed, Rafiq Azam, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Iqbal Habib, Saif Ul Haque, Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, Nahas Khalil, Ehsan Khan and Marina Tabassum were part of […]

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