• The Team

    As an organisation embedded in collaborations, our team for any one project varies.  We are about nurturing talent and providing the space to be critical about the on-going practice in the studio.

    The core team is below:

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    RUHUL ABDIN

    Ruhul is director and co-founder of Paraa.  He graduated from Kingston, UK (BA Hons Architecture) and UCL (MSc Urban Development Planning).  Ruhul has experience in action and participatory research, facilitating workshops, design processes as well as project management.  He is currently dividing time between Dhaka and London.

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    ABBAS NOKHASTEH

    Abbas is a director of Paraa and is a curator, filmmaker and producer. He is a graduate of Kings College, London (BA Hons War Studies) and Imperial College (MBA). He has presented research and curated events at cultural and academic institutions across the world. He founded Openvizor in 2006, an international non-profit arts and cultural organisation based in London.  Openvizor works with formal and informal networks to develop alternative processes and models of expression, education, organisation from the ground up.

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    KAZI AREFIN 

    Arefin is director and co-founder of Paraa as well as founder of Opus Studio in Dhaka. He is an architect with experiences in architectural  research, strategic planning, project and construction management. He is focused to sustainable approach to practicing architecture.

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    ZAQARIA PRINCE

    Prince is our lead research co-ordinator and has an Master of Sciences from Jahangirnagar University. His focus is on developing the research process and addressing issues concerning the rights of communities.

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    TARANNUM NIBIR
    Nibir is a photographer with interest of film making as well. She is the media and communications lead for Paraa. She tries to focus on social rights of people and to reflect their cultural identity through her works.

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    TAHMID RAHMAN
    A thriving young architect who recently graduated has joined the Paraa team to lead on a series of architectural projects. He is focused on design processes and developing ideas in collaboration with the communities that the architecture will serve. He has a keen interest in social entrepreneurship and sustainable architecture.

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    RAYED KHAN
    Rayed has finished his diploma in architecture from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. His focus on architecture to create a better surrounding for people and everything around them.

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    Abeer has accomplished his graduation from BUET at Urban and Regional Planning. He is interested in environmental planning, Geographic information system (GIS) and Disaster management, by working around the globe by means of application of his educational knowledge and expertise and improving himself through continuous learning process

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    MOINUL HUSSAIN DEEPTO
    I am currently studying BBA at BRAC University, with my major on marketing. Alongside my academic studies, I am currently the director of Ajiyer, a fair trade tourism company.

    If we look around us each and every possible thing has a marketing policy or strategy and working with Paraa as a marketing intern, I am able to exercise my creativity, explore ideas.  Each day is a new experience.

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    Ulfath Raushan Arshi

    Arshi is currently looking after Finance and Accounts of Paraa being in charge of Administrations.


    NABILA RUHI NIRU
    Nabila is currently studying BBA and leading our Bihari camp mapping and surveying project.  Her interest is to establish social rights different communities and also rights of children.

    MOHAMMAD RAJU
    Raju, with Nabila, is leading our Bihari camp mapping and surveying project. He comes with experience in voluntary participation in organisations working for community rights.

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    ADVISORS

    SHAHID HUSSAIN SHAMIM
    MAHER ANJUM
    JOHN BAKER
    ENAMUL HOQUE
    SANDRA KABIR
    DANNY O’SULLIVAN & SURAIYA TUKU KHANOM

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    Paraa-troopers

    A dedicated team of volunteers that assist with research projects and events