Dissemination of Architectural and Urban Forms of the Islamic World Lecture Series

Lecture SeriesDissemination of Architectural and Urban Forms of the Islamic World Lecture Series On Tuesday 2nd July 2019, ArCHIAM’s Director Prof Soumyen Bandyopadhyay presented the pedagogic material on Architectural and Urban Forms of the Islamic World produced in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture as part of his talk on “Omani Towns: Tradition of the Desert and the…

Migration and cultural heritage: challenges and opportunities in the M’Hamid Oasis, Morocco

TalksMigration and cultural heritage: challenges and opportunities in the M’Hamid Oasis, Morocco On Tuesday 2nd July 2019, ArCHIAM’s Director Dr Giamila Quattrone presented the impact of migration on the cultural heritage of Ouled Youssef, one of the traditional settlements of the M’Hamid Oasis, Morocco. She talked about the challenges that Ouled Youssef faces as a…

INTBAU World Congress

TalksINTBAU World Congress On 28th November 2018 Dr Giamila Quattrone presented at the INTBAU World Congress, a biennial forum bringing together global perspectives and knowledge for discussion and debate of pressing issues facing the built environment in communities around the world. In her paper Nurturing Identities, Empowering Communities: Adaptive Reuse and Restoration at Misfat al-Abriyin,…

Changing communities and discarded landscapes

OutreachChanging communities and discarded landscapes The paper is a contribution to the 2013-16 PRIN “RE-CYCLE Italy. New Life Cycles for Architecture and Infrastructure of City and Landscape”. Building on work commissioned by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman towards the delivery of Heritage Management and Development Master Plans for the traditional oasis settlements…

Castral Networks of Islamic Mallorca: Fortification and Identity

OutreachCastral Networks of Islamic Mallorca: Fortification and Identity New data on the fortifications of Islamic Mallorca is beginning to present an introspective image of this tribally settled island. The 300 years of Islamic occupation witnessed a continuous influx of tribal and ethnic groups resulting from the political upheavals taking place on the Spanish mainland. Events…