Current Lectures & Events

SPRING 2020 LECTURES

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

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.
Lecture Video

CANCELLED
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

Bio 

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION ON 6/8/20 AT 5 PM
The Making of the Mosque as Religious Monument: 
Notes from the post-war reconstruction of the ʿUmari Mosque
Nada Moumtaz
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow
Bio & Abstract

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION ON 6/15/20 AT 5 PM
Inquiries into the Post-Secular Syrian Public Sphere and Urban Space
Ahmad Sukkar
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow
Bio 

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