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Faith In The City: The Mosque in the Contemporary Urban West (10-11 November 2010)

A two-day symposium

Faith in the City: Keynote lecture: 7.00-9.00pm Wednesday 10 November 2010 at the Rich Mix (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA)

Faith in the City: Symposium: 2.00-6.00pm Thursday 11 November 2010 at the Architecture Foundation (Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU)

Faith in the City: Book Launch: 9.30-11.00am Weds 27 July 2011, at the Architecture Foundation (Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU)
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Keynote lecture and day of debate on 10-11 November 2011, as forum for discussion of ideas and case studies of recent mosque and faith building design from across Europe, alongside a close investigation into historic precedents for the integration of minorities within the urban context and a suggestion of possible progressive future scenarios.

An exploration of the current contemporary moment and a platform for discussion of alternative ways in which architecture can give form to faith and aid in navigating the dynamics between organisations, communities and their neighbours; private practice and the public communication of belief. The seminar sessions looked at architects' struggles between tradition and modernity in mosque design, the role that architecture can play in integrating faith based minorities, the place of religion in a broadly secular Western urban fabric, and the differences between British, European and other Western contexts.

A collaboration between Openvizor, The Architecture Foundation and Arts Council England's Arts and Islam programme.

With contributors including

Michel Abboud, architect, Pr

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