Transcultural Suits: A lecture presented by Visiting Researcher and artist Azra Akšamija at the International Forum on Contemporary Islamic Art, Design and Architecture (CIADA): Where/How does the North meet the East?

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Transcultural Suits: A lecture presented by Visiting Researcher and artist Azra Akšamija at the International Forum on Contemporary Islamic Art, Design and Architecture (CIADA): Where/How does the North meet the East?

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8 Oct 2015, Thu 11:50am - 12:30pm
Auditorium (Level 2), School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, 81 Nanyang Drive

Over the past two decades, the field of Islamic art and architecture has been affected by the political developments and cultural destruction in the Islamic World, the rise of the new art world in the Gulf region, and finally, an increased recognition of interdisciplinary and transcultural approaches in the broader fields of art and architecture. Azra Akšamija who has a background in both fields will address how these factors pose new challenges and opportunities regarding the continuous use of the label “Islamic” dedicated to the study of very diverse aspects of art and architecture of highly heterogeneous and hybrid world cultures. She will outline an alternative perspective in her own work, which she calls “Transcultural Practice”, addressing the pressing concerns over the global societal polarisation around Islamic identity.

More information on the conference here: www.ciada2015.com

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2015-10-08

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Akšamija who has a background in both fields will address how these factors pose new challenges and opportunities regarding the continuous use of the label “Islamic” dedicated to the study of very diverse aspects of art and architecture of highly heterogeneous and hybrid world cultures. She will outline an alternative perspective in her own work, which she calls “Transcultural Practice”.

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“Transcultural Suits: A lecture presented by Visiting Researcher and artist Azra Akšamija at the International Forum on Contemporary Islamic Art, Design and Architecture (CIADA): Where/How does the North meet the East?,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed November 30, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2195.