The Education Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture aims to promote broader and deeper awareness among young people of the philosophy and values that underpin the efforts of the Trust. To this end, the programme is developing teaching materials and processes through which the wealth of knowledge and learning accumulated by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme will be shared with university and high school students, as well as a broader interested public.
For the pilot phase of the Education Programme now under way, AKTC has partnered with experts to prepare a series of pedagogical outputs. These include teaching packages, lectures on Power Point, MOOCs and curriculum units, some of which are already posted on Archnet. Others will be added as soon as they become available. The Programme is also partnering with educational institutions to generate new elective courses, field schools and workshops, the highlights and/or outputs of which will also be posted as appropriate.
ArCHIAM. “Lecture 8: Adaptive Reuse and Human Agency.” Part eight of 10 presentations developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Education Programme, 2018.
In this lecture you will learn about:
adaptive reuse of historic buildings and sites as a response to the human need for continuity and change in the built environment;
definitions, rationale and relevance, methodological approach, design operations and tools for adaptive reuse. This theoretical framework is illustrated through examples from both grand and vernacular Islamic architectural traditions, with the aim to showcase a wide spectrum of strategies and operations;
the strategic role adaptive reuse plays in the rehabilitation of both settlements and individual buildings, illustrated by the conversion of the Shigar Fort in Pakistan and Bait as-Sail in Oman, by the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme (AKHCP) and ArCHIAM respectively.