My name is Farhat Afzal and this blog is an accumulation of all my writings, thoughts and opinions.
A passion for learning prompted me to take up architecture as an academic choice. Since graduating in 2015 from American International University – Bangladesh with a B.Arch degree, I have focused on writing and researching. I was a full time contributor in New Age from 2015 to 2017. I am currently enrolled at the M.Arch program at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, focusing on the History, Theory and Criticism division.
Since 2016, I have been working for the Academic Program at Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements as the Academic Associate. I’m involved with all sorts of academic activities and publication related tasks at the Institute.
I consider myself to be a TEDster, after volunteering for two consecutive TEDxDhaka events and curating a TEDxAIUB event. Since 2016, I have been a contributor at Context BD, one of Bangladesh’s leading online platforms that publishes latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design and art.
My primary research interest lies in architecture history, specifically focusing on the era of British colonialism. I like to engage in discussions involving women’s issues, and present my views through expository writings. In my spare time, I enjoy photographing public spaces and old buildings.