The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has a regular programme of international seminars that address issues and themes that emerge during the course of the Award cycle. The seminars are designed to address current developments in the architecture and built environment of Muslim societies and bring together government officials, architects, academics, planners, social scientists and designers and architectural writers among other experts. Since the Award's inception, over 27 thematic international seminars have been held in various parts of the world. In addition to the international seminars, the Award organizes regular round-table discussions, lectures and exhibitions to showcase shortlisted projects and award recipients. The proceedings in this collection highlight the rich discussions and debates that have taken place over the period of 35 years.