Welcome to AKPIA@MIT

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.


June 29, 2017, Colloquium at the Musée du Louvre in Paris on perceptions of the past in the Arab World
Conférences et colloques Regards du monde islamique sur son passé : histoire, patrimoine et archéologie

Call for Abstracts (in English or Arabic)
From Neoliberal to Socially-Just Reconstruction – The role of civil society in shaping post-conflict reconstruction policies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya

Lebanese American University, Visiting Faculty Position, History of Islamic Art and Architecture

Radcliffe is now accepting applications for the 2018 – 2019 fellowship year

“Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods” International Conference
6-8 December 2017 Sponsor: Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn Deadline for application: 8th September 2017

Article by Nasser Rabbat about the AKPIA posters

Archnet named one of Top 20 Architecture Sites for 2016

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS  Organized by Pamela Karimi Nasser Rabbat.
Inauguration speaches, including Nasser Rabbat's, at Syria: A Living History. an exhibition in the Aga Khan Museum In Totonto.
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