[act-ma] 3/20-21Solidarity Works: Politics of Cultural Memory

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Mar 20 09:34:44 PDT 2014

Just noticed this exhibition that is closing on Friday at 5 PM.

  Solidarity Works: Politics of Cultural Memory

Time: 9:00a--5:00p

Location: MIT  Building 7-338 

Recent work by Azra Aksamija, Class of 1922 Career Development 
Professor, Department of Architecture and Assistant Professor, Art, 
Culture and Technology Program, MIT

Solidarity Works explores how art and architecture can act as vehicles 
for community making, both real and imagined, and generate a sense of 
solidarity in contexts of conflict and crisis. Critical reflections on 
Islamic architecture and the politics of cultural memory are presented 
through multiple thematic clusters.

Bridging art, architecture and history, Solidarity Works presents work 
in a variety of media, including textile, furniture, architectural 
sculpture, video, audio and networked productions. Featured is 
Aksamija's prayer space design at the Islamic cemetery in Altach, 
Austria, winner of a 2013 Aga Khan Award.

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

This event occurs on weekdays through March 21, 2014.

Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning

For more information, contact:
Amber Sinicrope
asinicro at mit.edu

This event is categorized as: exhibits


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