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Faraway So Close - Kashef Chowdhury


Event details

Date and time 24.09.2019 07.12.201909:3017:30  
Place and room
Category Exhibitions
In Bangladesh, the architect Kashef Chowdhury is looking for solutions to the collapse of urban regions and cultural heritage due to abrupt tropical climate changes. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated regions on earth and its river delta landscape is an area prone to flooding, cyclones, and rising sea levels.
In this context, Chowdhury's pragmatic and poetic buildings serve society with radical simplicity, sparing a masterful treatment of light, space and materiality. Using earth and bricks as material, he manages to balance maximum fonctionnality and robustness with sensuality and grace.
Through local action, Chowdhury's architecture adresses urgent and global issues such as population density, climate change, migration, and the development of rural potential.

Models, photographs, film footage and plans will be exhibited and will enable the public to immerse themselves in his construction process.

Exhibition opening Monday 23 September at 18:00: Introduction by Niklaus Graber and lecture by Kashef Chowdhury


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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