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.



February 10
Durability through Verse: Palace Building and Poetry at Abbasid Samarra
Matt Saba
Visual Resources Librarian, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT

February 24
Architecture in Dialogue: The Aga Khan Award in its Fourteenth Cycle
Farrokh Derakhshani
Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Lecture to be followed by a panel discussion with Aga Khan Professors:
From Harvard,
Gülru Necipoğlu; and from MIT,  Nasser Rabbat and James Wescoat.

March 16
On the Urgency of  Writing an Accessible History of Egyptian Modernism
Mohamed Elshahed
Independent Curator. Author of Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide

April 13
Inquiries into the Post-Secular Syrian Public Sphere and Urban Space
Ahmad Sukkar
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

May 4
The Lives of Religious Endowments: Islam and Neoliberal Reconstruction in Postwar Beirut
Nada Moumtaz
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

All lectures are on Mondays at 6:00 pm in MIT Room 3-133.
Free and open to the public.