Akšamija’s Mosque Manifesto now published!

Mosque Manifesto
ACT at MIT

ACT Assistant Professor, Azra Akšamija’s monograph, Mosque Manifesto – Propositions for Spaces of Coexistence has just been published.

A book launch will be held April 7, 5:30 – 6:45pm at the ACT Cube (E15-001).

Read our interview with Azra Akšamija at inside-act!

Mosque Manifesto offers a repertoire of ways in which creative forms of Islamic representation may foster better understanding between cultures, and generate a critical response to cultural stereotypes and politics of representation. Narrated in the form of a manifesto, this monograph brings together a unique range of mosque-themed projects created by artist and architectural historian, Azra Akšamija.

The first all-encompassing publication of Azra Akšamija’s vast body of work on the topic of the mosque, this monograph features 177 color pages of Akšamija’s highly innovative mosque designs, including wearable mosques. Offering a completely new and unique approach to designing mosque architecture, the book deconstructs the formal and conceptual definitions of the mosque, envisioning it as a performative space to foster dialogue between cultures.

Foreword by Finbarr Barry Flood and afterword by Nebahat Avcıoğlu.

Revolver Publishing, Berlin
Number of Pages: 440
Number of Illustrations: 177
ISBN: 978-3-95763-299-9