The Spring 2015 lecture series & events will be announced in January.

Fall 2014

September 22
Global Nomads:
Migration and Cultural Mobility in the Current Profession of Architecture

Asiya Chowdhury
Design Leader
Ian Schrager Company, New York
Abstract & Bio

October 20
6:00 pm in Barthos Theater, MIT

Homecoming after Death:
An Islamic Cemetery in Austria

Bernardo Bader
Architect & Principal, bernardo bader architekten, Dornbirn, Austria
Eva Grabherr
Director of the Center for Immigration and Integration, Vorarlberg, Austria
Azra Aksamija
Nasser Rabbat

November 3

What Constitutes Excellence in Islamic Geometric Design?
Historical and Contemporary Best Practice

Eric Broug
Author and educator, UK
Abstract & Bio

Special Workshop by Eric Broug
Tuesday, November 4, 10:00 am -1:00 pm in MIT room E25-117

A Practical Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design Workshop
Using only a pencil, a straight edge, and a pair of compasses, learn how to make patterns using the same techniques used by craftsmen for centuries. Learn how they used polygonal grids to design and scale their compositions. We will be making two patterns: one from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, another from the Al-Mustansariyya madrasa in Baghdad.

November 17
Conflict, Convivencia, and the Life of Buildings
Michele Lamprakos
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland-College Park
Abstract & Bio

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are
on Mondays at 6:00 pm in MIT room 3-133.
Free and open to the public