Kishwar Rizvi is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at Yale University. She is the author of The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: Architecture, Religion and Power in Early Modern Iran (London: British Institute of Persian Studies/I.B. Tauris, 2011), and is currently working on a book on transnational mosques in the con- temporary Middle East.
Middle Ground / Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts, part 1 of 5 (high resolution)
This video is part one of five that document the symposium, "Middle Ground / Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts," held at the Yale School of Architecture over January 21 and 22, 2011. Its running time is 3:52:22. A low-resolution version of the same video file is also available.
Part one, the afternoon session of January 21, 2011, features:
Time and Identity
Introduction, Karla Britton, Yale University
The Fundamentalist City: Medieval Modernity, Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley
Religious Sites and Heritage Construction, Howayda Al-Harithy, American University of Beirut
Response, Kishwar Rizvi, Yale University
An Interpretation to Historic Cairo, Fathi Saleh, Library of Alexandria
Retreating into the Background: Mosque Architecture in the Early 21st Century, Mohammad al-Asad, Center for the Study of the Built Environment