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.

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STARTING TIME OF THE LECTURES WAS ADVANCED TO 5:30 FROM 6:00 PM. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN MIT ROOM 3-133.

April 3
Graveyard of the Clerics:
Islamic Activism in Saudi Suburbia

Pascale Ménoret
Professor in Modern Middle East Studies, Brandeis
Bio & Abstract

April 24
No Direction Home: The Life and Legacy of Frantz Fanon
Adam Shatz
New York Based Author
Contributing Editor 
to the London Review of Books
Bio & Abstract


April 27
3:00 - 6:00 pm in MIT Room 4-231
Workshop - The Architecture of Refugees: The Question of Ethics 

May 1 
The Mosque and the Arcade: Academy and Nationhood in the Cold War Middle East
Burak Erdim 
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow
North Carolina State University
Bio & Abstract

Mondays at 5:30 pm in MIT Room 3-133.
Free and open to the public.

SPECIAL EVENT
Symposium:
Stan Anderson and HTC

Friday May 5,  6 pm -  9 pm
Saturday May 6,  9 am - 6 pm
In the Long Lounge (MIT room 7-429)
Further details to be announced.


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