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.

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

April 13
Inquiries into the Post-Secular Syrian Public Sphere and Urban Space
Ahmad Sukkar
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

May 4
The Lives of Religious Endowments: Islam and Neoliberal Reconstruction in Postwar Beirut
Nada Moumtaz
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

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