The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (AKPIA@MIT) is an academic program part of the MIT Department of Architecture. The program offers degree courses and sponsors public lectures and conferences at MIT. In addition the program offers travel grants for MIT students, as well as postdoctoral fellowships with residence at MIT.
FALL 2016 LECTURES: "CULTURES OF UPHEAVAL"
October 29 & 30
Imagining Jerusalem: The Golden City in Art, Lore, and Literature. In this talk, Adam Gopnik is joined by Nasser Rabbat to discuss the complexity and richness of the city as it is represented through its architecture.
Inauguration speaches, including Nasser Rabbat's, at Syria: A Living History. an exhibition in the Aga Khan Museum In Totonto.
Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities: Nov 3-4, 2016
Oriental Beliefs: Between Reason and Traditions
The Department of Art History at Northwestern University seeks to hire a full-time, assistant professor in the field of modern and/or contemporary architectural history in any geographical area. Candidates will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, offering at least one course annually that incorporates significant material on the built environment of the United States. An ideal candidate will create bridges between Art History and other Northwestern departments, as well as with Chicago area archives and institutions that support the study of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism across the globe. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in art history or other relevant field by September 1, 2017, when this tenure-track appointment will begin. The deadline for applications is November 1 and complete application information can be found on our department’s website: http://www.arthistory.northwestern.edu/faculty/open-positions.html
Nasser Rabbat speaks in 3 episodes of the BBC series: the Museum of Lost Objects which traces the histories of 10 antiquities or cultural sites that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria.
About Prof. James Wescoat in MIT News
ARTFORUM article by Prof. Nasser Rabbat on Zaha Hadid