Department of Architecture Organized-Architectural Heritage tour at North Bengal
In a remarkable exploration of the rich heritage of Bengal's art and architecture, students of the ARC 332: History of Bengal Art and Architecture course of Fall ‘23 semester at the State University of Bangladesh recently embarked on a Heritage tour led by Course teacher Ar. Dr. Sajid Bin DOZA. Organized by the Department of Architecture, the field visit took place from the 19th to the 21st of October, 2023.
During this two-day immersive journey, students had the unique opportunity to explore a series of historically significant sites. The first day of the tour featured Mahasthan, Paharpur at Bogra, Kusumba Mosque at Naogaon. On the second day, the students visited Ancient Gaur at Chapai Nawabgonj, Mughal Mosques and Hindu Temples at Puthia, Rajshahi.
Under the expert guidance of Ar. Dr. Sajid Bin DOZA, the participants gained insights into the socio-political motivations that reflect on Bengal's architectural wonders. The field visit was more than just an educational excursion; it provided students with a profound orientation in Bengal's art and architecture.During the tour, students were encouraged to reevaluate historical case studies through direct observations. This hands-on approach enhanced their comprehension of contextual phenomena, climatic interpretation, and topographical considerations in the realm of architecture.
The tour allowed them to establish a connection between the historical background of Bangladesh and their future architectural design solutions. This experience instilled a sense of responsibility among the students to further research and preserve the cultural heritage of Bengal, recognizing its significance for society and the nation.
This practical experience is expected to significantly enrich the students' academic and research endeavors, ensuring that the history of Bengal's art and architecture remains a vibrant part of their future work.