November 2019,six shipping containers sitting right outside the parliament complex each depicting the unique architectural landscape of Dhaka in different seasons. Designed by artist Reesham Shahab Tirtho, the vibrant graffiti on the container walls have caught the attention of all commuters, many of whom stopped to check out the exhibit. The insides of the containers have been transformed into makeshift galleries, showcasing over a hundred genre-defining projects of Bangladesh from the iconic Curzon Hall and Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban to award-winning residential and commercial designs. This public exhibition is part of ARCASIA Forum 20. Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) is hosting this year’s forum of Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA), and this year also happens to be the latter’s golden jubilee. The exhibit has certainly managed to stir conversation among Dhaka dwellers, as people thronged the venue on Manik Mia Avenue for selfies and photos.. Open exhibitions are a great addition to Dhaka, a city that is notorious for having little to no recreational facilities for its citizens. It is also the perfect weather for such events, and truly goes to show how art and architecture can enhance the lives of people.
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