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Online Lecture: Islam is Not an Island — Global Architecture in Local Dialogue

Program No. 24896RJ
Join us on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Islamic architecture around the world.

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At a Glance

Join us to celebrate the astounding richness and variety of Islamic architecture, its global reach and its extraordinary ability to develop in dialogue with the cultures where Islam has taken root. In tracing these relationships, we look anew at the historical processes through which differentiation and assimilation have taken place. We ask ourselves what could a builder in rural Pakistan have in common with an architect in metropolitan Cairo? Meanwhile from Morocco to China and from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, we observe styles and structures, decorative motifs and construction materials which seem to speak only of difference, but which on closer examination tell us of certain shared ritual, ethical and theological preoccupations among the world’s nearly four billion Muslims.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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Simon Kenrick
Simon Kenrick, a Road Scholar educator for more than 20 years, has been a political journalist, neighborhood artist, and kindergarten teacher. Currently, he teaches art history at El Camino College, Torrance, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University. Well traveled in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, Simon shares his rich insights in Road Scholar talks and museum explorations. From Classical Greece to contemporary arts, his passion illuminates cultural landscapes, spanning medieval Morocco, Impressionist Paris, and beyond.

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Simon Kenrick, a Road Scholar educator for more than 20 years, has been a political journalist, neighborhood artist, and kindergarten teacher. Currently, he teaches art history at El Camino College, Torrance, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University. Well traveled in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, Simon shares his rich insights in Road Scholar talks and museum explorations. From Classical Greece to contemporary arts, his passion illuminates cultural landscapes, spanning medieval Morocco, Impressionist Paris, and beyond.





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