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On Slowness

In an earlier edition of 2G devoted to Arne Jacobsen, Knud Aerbo, one of his former associates, spoke of Jacobsen’s office: “What we had when we worked with Arne Jacobsen: A drawing table – a 90 x 160 centimetres uneven table top – a side chair with a straw bottom. Our own T-square and a […]

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Editorial: Art Without Media and Artists

Art is now taking new turns. In the metamorphosis of art, new characters and catalysts are emerging into the play where the individual medium and artists are gradually becoming insignificant than before. Like artificial intelligence in technology, art itself is turning into an independent catalyst of this transformation, and is somewhat working independently off the artists! […]

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Editorial: The Rising Horizon

In a slow gestating process, Bangladesh’s contemporary architecture has arrived at a global stage in a robust and formidable way. If 1952, and the Art College and Dhaka University Library mark the starting point of a modern architecture culture, it took a while for the new arrival. Since the publication of the two iconic projects […]

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The Curious Case of Hong Kong

Through the lived experiences and ways of representation, cities have been described and imagined in many different ways. Hong Kong, portrayed as a ‘hyperdense metropolis,’ has been a curious case of investigation for many urban thinkers. With a unique natural and manmade arrangement, Hong Kong is a prime global financial center. A city defined by […]

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নগর নবায়নের বয়ান

নতুন ও পুরোনর সংমিশ্রণে বসবাসযোগ‍্য আধুনিক ঢাকার পরিকল্পনা নিয়ে দৈনিক জনকন্ঠে প্রকাশিত কাজী খালিদ আশরাফের লেখা [প্রথম প্রকাশ: দৈনিক জনকন্ঠ ২৬ অক্টোবর ২০১৮] ঢাকা একটি উজ্জ্বল উদ্দীপনার শহর, প্রাণপ্রাচুর্যের জায়গা- তা সত্ত্বেও এমন কিছু ঘাটতি আছে যেগুলো প্রতিনিয়তই ঢাকাকে পৃথিবীর বাসযোগ্য শহরের তালিকায় একেবারে নিচের স্তরে রেখেছে। প্রথমটা হলো দেড় কোটি মানুষের বাসস্থানের জন্য অপ্রতুল […]

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Footprints

Kerry Hill kindly shared this write up on his 2016 Utzon Lecture with us. Soon after receiving this article, we learned the sad news of his death on August 26, 2018.  ————————————————————————————————————— An Australian but based in Singapore, Kerry Hill designed

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