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Architecture- Festival of Ideas events 2016: The New Cambridge Mosque: Negotiating Tradition and Transformation in British Muslim Architecture

When Oct 22, 2016
from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, CB3 9BS
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A focus on mosque architecture in Britain raises a number of important questions about religion, aesthetics, and material culture. Our expert panel will offer a series of insights into historical developments, meanings, and state engagement pertaining to mosques on the national level, and a consideration of questions of functionality, design, and space in relation to the new Cambridge Eco-Mosque.

Our line-up comprises:
- Dr Wendy Pullan, Senior Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Architecture at the University of Cambridge (Chair)
- Shahed Saleem, Mosque architect, Lecturer at the University of Westminster, and author of the forthcoming "The British Mosque, a social and architectural history"
- Dr Linda Monckton, Historic Environment Intelligence Analyst for Social Impacts, Historic England
- David Marks, Co-founder, Marks Barfield Architects, and architect of the new Cambridge Mosque
- Dr Tim Winter, Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge and Secretary of the Muslim Academic Trust

Bookings via – bookings open 10.30am on Monday 26 September.