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

AKPIA@MIT 2018-2019 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND CONSERVATION


AKPIA@MIT 2018-2019 STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS


SPRING 2018 LECTURES AND EVENTS

REMEMBERING & REBUILDING

February 26
Learning from Dadaab: An Architectural History of Forced Migration
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mahindra Center for the Humanities, Harvard University
Bio & Abstract

March 12
Plunder, Destruction and Museums: The Imperial Origins of Democracy
Ariella Azoulay
Professor of Modern Culture & Media and Comparative Literature
Brown University

April 2
Gardens of Memory: Design Against Amnesia
Annalinda Neglia
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Bio & Abstract

April 23
Rebuilding Abd al-Qadir’s Cities under French Administration: From Regulation to Renewal
Amine Kasmi
AKPIA@MIT Postdoctoral Fellow
Abstract

May 7
Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Transition Architecture of Postwar Ex-Yugoslavia
Aleksandar Staničić
AKPIA@MIT Postdoctoral Fellow

MONDAYS AT 6:00 PM IN MIT ROOM 3-133


SYMPOSIUM


April 27 & 28 IN MIT ROOM 6-120

Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art and War in the Middle East
DETAILS UPCOMING

All events are free and open to the public.