Islamic Architecture in Context: Space and Culture

Professor Salma Samar Damluji, with Dr Viola Bertini, Professor Nader El Bizri, Dr Afifi Al-Akiti, Dr Karim Lahham, Sultan Al Harithi, Graham Modlen, and Ellis Woodman
Saturday, 29 October 2022

This roundtable will explore the meaning and key concepts of Islamic architecture, and its relationship to the arts, sciences and natural world.

The day will include the following presentations:

- Professor Salma Samar Damluji (American University of Beirut), ‘Architecture and Culture as a Context’;

- Dr Viola Bertini, ‘Earth & Utopia: Hassan Fathy Egyptian Architect (1901-1989)’;

- Professor Nader El Bizri, ‘Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives behind the premodern Islamic Architecture’;

- Panel discussion with Prof Damluji, Dr Bertini, Sultan Al Harithi, Graham Modlen, Ellis Woodman and Dr Karim Lahham;

- Tour of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, with Dr Afifi Al-Akiti.

Light refreshments and buffet lunch will be provided

Open to the Public

For more information and registration for this free event please visit Eventbrite.


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