Bangla Bricks: Making and Unmaking Monsoon Grounds

Cullen, B. 2020. Bangla Bricks: Making and Unmaking Monsoon Grounds. Monsoon [+ Other] Grounds Symposium and Exhibition. University of Westminster 21 - 22 Mar 2019 Monsoon Assemblages.

TitleBangla Bricks: Making and Unmaking Monsoon Grounds
AuthorsCullen, B.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

This photo-essay traces the life course of Bangladesh bricks to explore how the monsoon is enmeshed within built environments. It is based on ethnographic observations of brick making in Bangladesh, a terrain within which the monsoon is deeply implicated. Following the cycle of the brick from sediment to clay, from clay to brick and from brick to sediment reveals entanglements of weather, geology and human energies. The mobile materiality of the monsoon is entwined within the very building blocks of Bangladesh’s cities and the infrastructures on which they depend.

Keywordsbrick
monsoon
materiality
ethnography
photography
Year2020
ConferenceMonsoon [+ Other] Grounds Symposium and Exhibition
PublisherMonsoon Assemblages
Publisher's version
Publication dates
PublishedJan 2020
Book titleMonsoon [+ other] Grounds
Book editorBremner, L.
Cook, J.
ISBN9780992965716
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://monass.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Monsoon-other-Grounds_Online.pdf
Web address (URL)https://www.monass.org

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