Re-Branding Islamic Architecture?

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In the last 50 years, architecture in the Islamic World has become both a branding instrument and a visual marker of the cultural shift in Islamic identity. Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the re-emergence of Islamic architecture and the controversy surrounding its definition.

Mosque of Sultan Qabous, Oman. Photo by Nasser Rabbat

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Beauty & Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture; talk made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Promotional support provided by WFYI.

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