Nasser Rabbat M.I.T.
“The Glamour Factor in the Cities of the Arabian Gulf”
April 30, 2010, Friday, 12:00 List Art Center, # 110 Nasser Rabbat, Ph.D., is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. He is an architect and a historian, with a focus on Islamic architecture, urban history, and post-colonial studies. His books include, The Citadel of Cairo: A New Interpretation of Royal Mamluk Architecture, Thaqafat al Bina’ wa Bina’ al-Thaqafa (The Culture of Building and Building Culture), Making Cairo Medieval, and L'art Islamique à la recherche d'une méthode historique. He regularly consults on design projects in the Middle East and lectures extensively all over the world. Sponsored by funds in part from the Kenneth List Endowment, Funds for Internationalizing the Curriculum; Department of History of Art and Architecture; the Cogut Center for the Humanites; Urban Studies Program. Part of HIAA 0490 Urban Modernity and the Middle East.