Today’s a packed day: in the afternoon, a group of artists gather in the house, and I share updates about Bangladesh as well as details about Borderlines production project. At night, with friends, we head over to Ocean Mall, where Mideast Hospital once was, and there’s a celebration to welcome the end of the month of Ramzaan. The seven-level building contains clothing stores, movie theaters, and a food mall, but we leave the space with a joint opinion that the architects overlooked an integral element when designing the building: there is no sound outlet. We leave with our ears pounding from noise that bounced around the building.
I’m reminded once again of how much I prefer open-markets where the sea-air acts as a coolant, and noise control occurs naturally through wind and open space.