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Ornament: Islamic Traditions and Contemporary Practices

Sat, Dec 1/07

Saturday December 1, 2007

10:30am - 6:00pm

Room 103

Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

University of Toronto

[all welcome - no registration required]

The symposium explores a renewed interest in ornament suggesting a fruitful convergence of long established ornamental traditions of Islamic architecture and the emergent interests of contemporary western practice.

PARTICIPANTS

Aziza Chaouni (Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design - University of Toronto / Principal, KuoChaouni Design Collaborative)

Preston Scott Cohen (Graduate School of Design - Harvard University / Preston Scott Cohen, Inc, Cambridge)

Roger Duffy (Partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York)

Rodolphe el-Khoury (Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design - University of Toronto / Partner, Khoury Levit Fong, Toronto)

Jeffrey M. Kipnis (Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture - Ohio State University)

Sanford Kwinter (School of Architecture - Rice University)

Robert Levit (Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design - University of Toronto / Partner, Khoury Levit Fong, Toronto)

Andrew Payne (Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design - University of Toronto)

Hashim Sarkis (Graduate School of Design - Harvard University / Hashim Sarkis Architecture Landscape Urban Design, Cambridge/Beirut)

Irvin C. Schick (Department of Architecture - Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Nader Tehrani (Department of Architecture - Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Principal, Office dA, Inc., Boston)

SCHEDULE

10:30 AM > Introduction: Robert Levit

11:00 AM > Keynote Lecture: Hashim Sarkis

12:00 PM > Panel Discussion: Sanford Kwinter, Robert Levit (moderator), Andrew Payne, Hashim Sarkis, Irwin Schick

[lunch break]

2:00 PM > Presentations: Roger Duffy, Nader Tehrani, Sanford Kwinter (respondent)

3:30 PM > Presentations: Aziza Chaouni, Preston Scott Cohen, Jeff Kipnis (respondent)

5:00 PM > Panel Discussion: George Baird, Aziza Chaouni, Preston Scott Cohen, Rodolphe el-Khoury (moderator), Jeff Kipnis, Nader Tehrani



The symposium Ornament: Islamic Traditions and Contemporary Practices is taking place with the generous support of the Aga Kahn Trust for Culture.

photo: Office dA, Inc. photographer: Brandon Clifford