|Studio Master:||Prof. Dr. Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Shayer Ghafur, Dr. Nasreen Hossain, Patrick D’ Rozario|
Museum of political dreams is an open platform which renews the perception and understanding of political history, societal system and cultural studies. It is a negotiating platform where people of diverse characteristics, different social levels can gather, share, argue and discuss on various topics to make themselves more responsive to their political and living environment. Here people can agree and disagree reverentially with one another and express themselves on points of difference of heart’s content. It is such a societal platform where people can realize self- actualization, their existence through different complex symbolic interaction. The platform is an open discussion arena of art, science and religion where by questioning and learning, people will aware of their identity.
The museum complex upholds the political dreams of different time periods through various continuous exhibition spaces. Dreams between freedom of anarchy, justice or injustice, stratification or equality, power or resistance, peace or violence, creation or destruction, liberalism or conservatism, ruler or ruled, science or religion, religion or religion, stability or dynamism etc will be displayed here of lost past of the world, highlighting subcontinent.
This complex will question “Conflicts of Wants” and will bring “Harmony of Opposites”.
The project is a hypothetical one, so the site is proposed according to the functional convenience. The proposed site is located beside M. A. Aziz stadium, just opposite to Chittagong Circuit house. Naval Museum is situated at the other opposite end of the site. Future civic center will be built near the site. Considering all, it seems that the site holds a high political value. Currently the site is used occasionally for the purpose of fair named “Bijoy Mela”. In the proposed design, the current use of the site is also promoted to preserve the cultural value of the site as well.
With this exercise, en effort is given to draw the attention of Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Govt Republic of Bangladesh for our continuous degrading political and societal system. And thus, a platform is proposed where all those different level of activities can perform.