Labib is a Ph.D. student in the History of Architecture and Urban Development program. Prior to Cornell, Labib graduated from University of Pennsylvania in M.S. in Architecture program under the supervision of Dilip da Cunha and Anuradha Mathur. He received his B.Arch. and M.Arch. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Bangladesh. His studies focus on the traditional practices (ex. muslin weaving) in monsoon landscape that can offer an alternative reading of human habitation, one that challenges the dry/permanent ground and serves to open a new imagination that shifts us from a divided landscape of contained waters to a ground of wetness. The idea of dwelling derived from weaving questions the rigid dichotomy of land and water and the way they are conventionally categorized as separate entities.
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