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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Archnet Content Manager to deliver the first AKPIA lecture of the fall

Archnet Content Manager, Michael Toler, will be giving the first lecture of the Fall 2020 AKPIA@MIT Lecture Series on Monday, September 21, 6 PM (Eastern). His presentation, “Tangier at the Crossroads: Memories of Cosmopolitanism and Dreams of Technological Modernity,” looks at the urban development of Tangier, Morocco at two key periods in the history of the city, the early 20th century when it was designated an International Zone, and at the beginning of the 21st century when the city once again started a major expansion. The presentation considers the causes behind these transformative periods and the impacts. Read the abstract […]

New Video: Shiraz Allibhai Discusses the History and Development of Archnet

Shiraz Allibhai, Archnet Director from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), has been with Archnet since the beginning.  In 1998, while heading up the Education Program, he was there when His Highness the Aga Khan, on a visit to MIT, expressed his contentment with the fruits of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA), but wished for a way to make those efforts resonate more within Muslim societies. William J. Mitchell, then Dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, asked for some time to look into the issue, ultimately proposing the resource that became Archnet. Archnet has […]