Project: Take Measure | Design | Covid-19 Mobile Testing Station [Note from Architect Tasnuva Sarwat | Faculty, Department of architecture, North South University] The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, and its effects and consequences are being felt by every citizen in every country, most acutely in resource-scarce regions like Bangladesh. […]
The COVID-19 crisis that is intimidating the globe today has overwhelmed human society including architects. The crisis has nakedly exposed the dilemma around the architecture profession; some see the profession that needs support for recovery, while others perceive this creative practice as a means to support recovery. Further, some perceive it as our compulsory, not complementary, responsibility to eject a thoughtful, architecturally conceived solution that can act as a consequential weapon of our competence to intervene in the war between humans and the pandemic disorder. Reflecting on
The global spreading of coronavirus is calling on us to suppress our profoundly human and evolutionary impulses for social connections. The outbreak has shaken the social life and economic stability. Mass quarantines in cities have increased mental health risks as people experience a sense of isolation and loss of control over their lives. Amid this crisis, the outbreak has brought out solidarity, love and collective actions. It has also led to a flowering of civil society.
Architect Nurur Rahman Khan, a renowned educator and practicing architect, speaks with Context team about challenges brought by COVID 19 pandemic to the built environment professionals in Bangladesh. Architect Khan is a Partner of Tanya Karim N R Khan and Associates and has taught in various universities like BUET, BRAC University, UAP, NSU, Stamford University, […]
ContextBD team talked with architects to learn how architecture offices are coping with COVID 19 outbreak in Bangladesh. The following interview features architect Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury who his currently the Vice President [National Affairs] in the Institute of Architects Bangladesh – the professional body of architects in the country. Ar. Chowdhury is one of the […]
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