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Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture

Architecture Speaks: Marina Tabassum

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Asif Salman

This year, the annual lecture series by Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture focuses on the architect's role in society. The third lecture will be given by Marina Tabassum.

Marina Tabassum is a Bangladeshi architect who works in architectural practice and teaching. Her office's projects include the Bait Ur Rouf mosque, which challenges traditional mosque design and serves as a refuge in Dhaka's periphery. Maria Tabassum is a professor at Technical University Delft and an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Munich, who has taught architecture in the United States and Bangladesh. In addition to her teaching activities, Tabassum has been involved in various institutions and organisations.

”Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum designs site-specific architecture, placing a special emphasis on climate, context, and history. Her sensory buildings feel timeless and ageless,” describes Jenni Reuter, curator of the Architecture Speaks! lecture series.

The Architecture Speaks! lecture series, a collaboration between Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, has presented current architectural phenomena for nine years. The 9th season of the lecture series will feature lectures by six architects or groups of architects.

The lecture is on Zoom, and pre-registration is required. Read more through this link.

See the other parts of the lecture series here.