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.

Fall 2020 Virtual Lectures

Monday, September 21, 6 PM (EST)
Tangier at the Crossroads: 
Memories of Cosmopolitanism 
and Dreams of Technological Modernity
Michael A Toler
Archnet Content Manager
Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC@MIT)
MIT Libraries

Bio & Abstract
Register in advance here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday, November 12, 6 PM (EST)
Elusive Things: Materialities and Spatialities in the Vicinity of Nigér
Ikem Stanley Okoye 
Associate Professor
Art History Department - Africana Department,
University of Delaware
Details upcoming
This lecture is also part of the MIT Department of Architecture's lecture series

Monday, November 16, 6 PM (EST)
Negotiating Uncertainty in an Accra Zongo
Emily Anne Williamson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
Boston University

Details upcoming

Pictures of the AKPIA Virtual Reunions

May 20, 2020 ArchitectureTalk, Ep 71. Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus with Dr. Nasser Rabbat
Introducing the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Media CatalogueThe new catalogue contains links to AKTC resources, which are available to download or consult online. These resources include, films, images, educational lectures and presentations, journals, brochures, and publications, for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Aga Khan Music Programme, Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, Education Programme, Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture and Aga Khan Museum.