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Nov 12, 2022 8.00 AM EST // 6.30 PM IST // 7.00 PM BDT


“Emergent Practices in South Asia” will convene young practitioners that have displayed rigorous engagement in the making of architecture, landscape, and interventions in the public realm in response to the spectrum of issues that societies in transition experience. This lecture series also sets off the broader project to research, document, and create conversations around Architecture in South Asia and the emergent models of practice.


Saiqa Iqbal Meghna and Suvro Sovon Chowdhary, Sthanik Consultants (Bangladesh) 

Their practice incorporates old-school design procedures and construction techniques with contemporary design processes. Sthanik Consultants aim to redefine the constraints from the context with continuous feed-back from the surrounding information wave. The design ideology leans towards a marriage of ‘artistic infatuation’ with the analytic derivation of geometry and material formation involving people, place and context. Their public project at Dhaka University has been published by Swiss Museum in the book ‘Bengal Stream’. They received the IAB Design Award 2018, the most prestigious architectural design award of the country and commendation of IAB Design Award 2020. 


Khushboo and Smit Vyas, Studio 4000 (India) 

STUDIO 4000 is an Ahmedabad based architectural firm led by Khushboo Vyas & Smit Vyas. As a practice they are most inspired by the cultural and ecological conditions of south Asian contexts, in particular its unique people-place-material relationships. In 2011, Khushboo and Smit were part of the 1st prize winning team for the Spiretec International competition. They were given the ‘Young Architect’s Award’ by the Indian Architect & Builder in 2018 for the project Vikarna Basement.