The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture
November 6-8, 2021 in Doha, Qatar.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
Al Luqta Street Doha, Qatar
About this event
The Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, to take place November 6-8, 2021 in Doha, Qatar is titled The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture. The keynote speaker is Nasser Rabbat, the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. For more information, including a complete list of speakers and their presentation titles, please visit the event website, https://islamicart.qatar.vcu.edu/.
About the Ninth Biennial HBK Symposium on Islamic Art
An eco-conscious ethos is intrinsic to Islamic scripture and culture. This sensitivity profoundly influences the relationship between human beings, deputized as stewards of nature by Allah, and the environment they inhabit. Historical and contemporary Islamic visual traditions have demonstrated this consciousness in urban planning, landscape architecture, water management, and many other art forms. Despite this awareness, in the present epoch of the Anthropocene, human intervention has caused irreparable damage to the planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems.
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