Break the bias! But, where do we start?
When talking about successful women, we often compartmentalize that definition of success. More often than not, we judge their success on the basis of their professional achievements or the challenges they overcame on the way to success. In this process, some fundamental aspects of their impact as individuals in society go missing. Beyond the workplace, they have an extended role in their own community and society in general. And when their success is measured in terms of professional achievements, their impact as mothers, caregivers and guardians often gets brushed aside, or taken for
The Future of our Treasured Past
Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritages exhibit and encapsulate popular memories of the city through a complex interplay of production, consumption, re-construction, interpretation and diverse tactics of remembrance - a comprehensive observation by sociologist Anouk Bélanger. Every time the wrecking ball unceremoniously razes off an old building, chunk of our history and identity is forever wiped off from the earth's surface. Do our past not deserve a future? More importantly, can our past ensembles coexist with the rendition of our future development? Unsettled agitations as such led
জরুরি সময়ে অস্থায়ী হাসপাতাল | Field Hospital during COVID-19 Emergency
In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a number of innovative ideas have been surfaced globally to ease the pressure on the existing health infrastructure. Among others, ICU pods made from shipping containers designed by Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota, or conversion of train coaches into isolation wards by the Indian Railways are mentionable. This article, written by the Architecture students of SUST, draws out the implication of these ideas in the Bangladesh context.