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.

Introducing the official Youtube channel for AKPIA@MIT, where you can find videos of our new talk-podcasts and our lectures and other events. Videos of our events before 2022 are in the MIT Department of Architecture channel. Starting in 2022 all events will be in both afore mentioned locations.

FALL 2022 LECTURES & EVENTS
An exhibition of the work of Azra Aksamija, AKPIA@MIT's interim director, at the new MIT Museum. The exhibition was produced with the Future Heritage Lab and titled Coring America. Components of this work have been previously produced for and shown at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, for the Sanctuary Exhibition.
Opening events:
September 23, MIT Community day, open to everyone 
Saturday October 1, is an open house to welcome the Cambridge Community. 
Sunday October 2, the Museum opens to the general public.
 

CANCELLED, MAYBE RESCHEDULED
Everyday Life in the "Spectacular" City: Making Home in Dubai
Rana AlMutawa
Social Sciences Division
NYU Abu Dhabi
Abstract/Bio

FOR THE LECTURES BELOW, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLY FOR NON-MIT ATTENDEES.
MONDAYS AT 6 PM IN ROOM  3-133.

October 3
The Industrial Ephemeral: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction
Namita Dharia
Architect and Socio-Cultural Anthropologist
Rhode Island School of Design

Abstract/Bio
Register

October 24 
Disembodied Territoriality or how to be displaced from where you have never been?
Menna Agha
Architect and Researcher
Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University
Abstract/Bio
Register

November 14
City as a Geofact
Todd Reisz
Architect and Writer
Amsterdam

Abstract/Bio
Register

November 21
'Improve and Reform Them':
Manufacturing Citizenship and Goods in the Vocational School of Late Ottoman Baghdad

Lydia Harrington
Historian
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

Abstract/Bio
Register

 
LOOK THOUGH OUR LECTURE HISTORY AND RECORDINGS

Pictures of the AKPIA Virtual Reunions

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.