In our country, repetitive environmental hardships e.g. flood, storm, and cyclones is causing catastrophic effects on people lives, making them the victim of poverty, disease and inadequate housing. Finding no other alternatives they are forced to migrate to the city to make a living, which is often against their choice. We all know that the life of those communities could be improved; indigenous knowledge could be further enriched if modern knowledge were exchanged through participatory process by establishing a route of sustainability through community design development approach. In spite of all these possibilities, the scope for designers to work in the developing sector or technical innovative research work is very limited both in terms of funding and a organized platform to bring design services to those disadvantages communities who are really in need. also because these skilled people have to struggle to make a living at the same time. so instead of working for these people (who really in need of their technical knowledge), they become more concerned with building and construction of eye-catching structures. This is not only having a drastic impact on the people who are seeking shelters but is also causing an imbalance in the distribution of “innovation” and “technology” which is increasing the social boundaries and leading to a “humanitarian crisis”.
In such a crisis my friend ar.Rabeya Rahman and myself ar.Imrul Kayes have started to spread the idea of architecture for humanity in Bangladesh from early 2008 with the vision
The basis of our work arose from certain shared beliefs that involves grass root developments by creating innovative, sustainable and collaborative design solutions which are responsive to the needs, resources and values of the community and in the process build a more sustainable future by empowering our partners i.e. community groups, social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations and other not-for-profit organizations. We focus our efforts locally where resources and expertise are scarce, by assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged communities further a field.