IAB Lecture Series

Dhaka, being one of the mostly densed cities of the world, offers its chances to all folks of life. A large number of people live here in slums, providing day to day service to this city. Hence, they are the victim of discrimination, negligence and vandalism. Korail and Sattola slums, almost regularly face fire in vandalism. As a citizen of this city and being a profession of humanity, architects should render some service to them in their very own way.

Architect Dr. Afroza Ahmed shared her experiences to light upon the recent incidents of fire at the Korail and Sattola slums. The seminar was held at IAB Center, Agargaon on 17th April 2017 titled as “Rebuilding Korail and Sattola Slums: Our Experience”, as a part of IAB Lecture Series. Followed by a question answer session, the presentation was focused on reconstruction of the slums after the fire where architect and her team’s contribution in it. She and her team, with the support from BRAC rushed to the affected site, assessed the loss and made a list. Through mapping and demarcation of their previous house, she prepared consecutive plans for the tenants. She involved the tenants, house owners and local government authority in the process of reconstruction. She wanted to ensure a better life for the tenants by providing ventilation and open spaces at their houses, making them understand to widen the accessible roads and empowering them in the whole process of planning and designing. With many others Ar. S M Ismail, Ar. Bikash Saud Ansary, Dr. Huraera Zabeen took part in the question answer session. On concluding remarks, Ar. Jalal Ahmed thanked the people who helped them and audiences.

On behalf of 22nd Executive Council Ar. Kazi Golam Nasir, President IAB thanked Architect Dr. Afroza Ahmed and her team for the inspiring sessions and gave her souvenir. The program was enlightened by other renowned Architects, Academics, young architects and students. The event was moderated by Ar. Dr. Shehzad Zahir, Secretary Seminar and Convention IAB and powered by Asian Paints Bangladesh.