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POST TIME: 3 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
‘Nogornama-The Future of Our Habitats’ kicks off at Bengal Shilpalaya
DL REPORTER, Dhaka

‘Nogornama-The Future of Our Habitats’ kicks off at Bengal Shilpalaya

Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman (left) visits the gallery after the inauguration of the exhibition; right, a visitor witnesses the works on display. Photo : courtesy

A month-long major  exhibition titled ‘Nogornama-The Future of Our Habitats’, featuring the architectural works and other activities of Bengal Institute, has kicked off on Friday at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi of the capital.

Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman attended the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition on Friday evening. Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy and noted architect-educator Professor Shamsul Wares were present as special guests at the event.

Bangladeshi architect, urbanist and architectural historian Kazi Khaleed Ashraf delivered the welcome speech at the event.

 “The purpose of this exhibition is to present ideas for a new urbanism based on an ecological and humane approach. It appears that nature and development face an unresolved conflict. We want our works, research and plan to reach the mass people living in the country, and not just to a certain class of people. We want to display its efficiency, so that it could be implemented,” Kazi Khaleed Ashraf said during his speech.

Salman F Rahman said in his speech, “The architectural works and plans showcasing in this exhibition make me believe strongly that we can also do it if we put our mind into anything. As a nation, we are developing in many sectors and we have some talented people working among us. We (country) are now on the road to development and overall, we are making significant progress. The current government is taking necessary steps to achieve this goal.”   

Since its inception in 2015, Bengal Institute for Landscapes, Architecture and Settlements has been involved in envisioning the future of living environments. Through its research, design and academic programmes, Bengal Institute has developed exemplary propositions for various regions and cities in Bangladesh. Conducted by esteemed academics and professionals from both home and abroad, the academic section is now a highly recognised programme.

The exhibition is open to all every day from 10am to 8pm (closed on Sunday), until November 30.

Bengal Shilpalaya: House 42, Road 27, Dhanmondi