Conference | March 13, 2018
CCB-Garagem Sul, Lisbon, Portugal
Marina Tabassum belongs to a generation of younger Bengali architects who are reacting to the conditions of architectural practice in their region in an impressive way. The constant shifts and changes in the landscape, the informality of building and inhabiting as well as the adaptive processes that shape people’s lives and livelihoods are key to her approach. Coming from a country of 160 million inhabitants, her stance is primarily centred on people. She addresses local craftsmanship and technological transformations from a balanced perspective that informs up a radical architectural response. Her projects address a variety of scales, from master plans to housing and public facilities, and her buildings delve into environmental materials, forms of technology and aspirations. Believing that in countries like Bangladesh architecture has a role that goes beyond architecture itself, this lecture will focus on the challenges and rewards of practice.