Hear from Co-founder and Trustee of the Mannan Foundation Trust, Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows, on this community-led project in a remote village of Bangladesh, further exploring the exhibition currently on display in the NLA galleries.
For the project, a team of volunteers in London offered professional services and took part in fundraising events. The local people from the community were employed to construct the building to enable community ownership. The community was involved from the very beginning, through workshops and by the adoption of simple building techniques with the aim of instilling self-sufficiency. Constructed from rammed earth and bamboo, the building sits on stilts over a natural ditch so it benefits from evaporative cooling through its special perforated earth blocks and bamboo walls.
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