Pride and Prejudice: Housing the Extremely Poor in a Dhaka Bostee


22 Mar 2022

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm followed by refreshments (AEST)

City Teaching Space
University of Queensland, School of Architecture City Campus
Level 5, 88 Creek Street, Brisbane Qld
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Slums are not going away. They are the future normal for a large majority of poor urban environments around the world.

Bangladesh is a concentrated measure of many of the world’s pressing emergencies; environmental deterioration, population density overload and housing crises are intensifying in the 5,000 urban slums of capital city Dhaka, where the poorest of the poor struggle. 

Australian architect and academic Dr Mark Jones has extensively researched energy justice in Dhaka urban slum Kalyanpur Pora Bostee. Through design studies at the University of Queensland’s School of Architecture, he has begun to explore the pivotal role architecture can play in raising the living standards of slums. He also founded Fuel for Change: Dhaka, a charity targeting the elimination of firewood cooking in Dhaka slums by replacing cooking fires with gas stoves.

Pride and Prejudice: Housing the Extremely Poor in a Dhaka Bostee is a fascinating insight into life in a Dhaka slum, illustrating innovative architectural solutions and looking at how small, cost-effective changes can affect the life of a family living in poverty.  

This event is presented by Fuel for Change: Dhaka and hosted by the School of Architecture, University of Queensland.  


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