Tauheed is an architect. web-designer, often a graphic designer, photographer, and sometimes an 'sms poet'! The most notable project he is now working on is the ArchSociety. It's an online community and resource library for architects and students. It's free, open-source; and specially focused to support the architects and designers of the developing nations.
He taught himself web-design just to make the portal by himself as he couldn't afford to hire a web-designer. He even had no computer of his own at that time. The whole ArchSociety.com was built in cyber-cafes and university computer labs.
ArchSociety's nascent project Open Urban Design Think-tank (The OUT) is preparing to develop an "Open archive of solutions and data" to solve the complex urban crises of Dhaka - a city of 18 million people stuffed in a 15x20 km area. The OUT is intended to be replicated in other fat-growing poor cities in the world.
Tauheed works as a professional architect in Dhaka. He is currently working on a project to make building responsive to local climate.
Architecture, web design, technology, graphics design, painting, photography... umm a lot of things!
How much do we know about our cities? We refer to the situations by 'very' dense, 'heavy' traffic, 'lack of' public transportation, 'lack of' water and gas supply and we jump into talking about all these without data. We also talk about the future of our cities without knowing the fact that in most cases the 'planning departments' or the municipalities have already drawn the masterplan of our cities say for next 30 years. Do we have access to those information?
Isn't it our 'right' to know the present scenario and the already decided future plans of our own neighborhoods?
Lets ring the bell of bureaucracy and bring those data to public first even before we start talking about our cities.
TEDxDhaka, Architecture, technology, open-source culture, contemporary art and architecture philosophy or anything that makes us a good friend :-)
'sms poetry' !!! drawing nearly unrecognizable portraits :-p, 'face reading' ;-) graphics design, photography
Life is never the same after attending the TED 2009 in Long Beach as a Fellow!
TED Talks were virtually changing me from long before and now TED is a part of my everyday life, thoughts and activities.
Undoubtedly TED 2009 is the most memorable, most amazing experience in my life. It gave me a the opportunity to meet so many great people together, it shuffled and blew storm through my brain during the 6 days.
And I got some great friends! The friends are the biggest earning from this life changing event.
Now watching TED Talk is of course in my daily routine. And I am a TEDx Licensee and a TED Translator as well.
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