The Ismaili: Aga Khan Award for Architecture concludes with Winners’ Seminar

On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.  The Winners’ Seminar is traditionally held after the Award Ceremony, and provides a platform…

Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, near Bethlehem is a winning projects of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture | The Museum Symbolising resistance to the West Bank’s military occupation

Built to celebrate Palestinian heritage and with a stated aim to ‘foster a culture of dialogue and tolerance’, the museum is a flagship project of Palestine’s largest NGO, with support from nearby Birzeit University. Video on the Museum The site is defined by agricultural terraces formed of dry-stone walls (sanasil) erected by local villagers to…

Kazan,Tatarstan-Russia: Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Presentation Ceremony

“I believe that we all have a responsibility to improve the quality of life whenever and wherever that opportunity arises.  Our commitment to influencing the quality of architecture – intellectually and materially – grows directly out of our commitment to improving the quality of human life.” Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim As-Salam-Alai-Kum, Peace be upon you Your Excellency Mintimer…

From wasteland to environment protection marvel: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Centre makes history | Won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

Kazan, Tatarstan: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Cente — a marvel created out of a wasteland — made history by becoming the first environment protection zone to win the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment Protection Areas Authority (EPAA) received the award from Prince Kareem Aga Khan, the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits historic city of Bolgar in Tatarstan | Visits historic sites, participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony

Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. During his time in Bolgar, Hazar Imam participated in…

Putin underestimated German chancellor — Diário Económico – Portugal

This will be Merkel’s first visit to Ukraine since the start of the conflict. (© picture-alliance/dpa) With her position on the Ukraine crisis and her sanction policy Angela Merkel has proven that she’s willing to pay for stability, the liberal business daily Diário Económico comments: “[Putin] badly miscalculated the mood and determination of Angela Merkel,…

Meet Crimea’s New Anime Mascot, Natalia Poklonskaya — Global Voices Online org

This post is part of RuNet Echo, a Global Voices project to interpret the Russian language internet.All Posts · Learn more Natalia Poklonskaya as an anime character. Image distributed online. Natalia Poklonskaya, the newly minted Prosecutor General appointed by the secessionist government of Crimea, has captured the hearts and minds of RuNet, and, surprisingly, Japan….

Qantara de article : Russia, the US and the Syrian Civil War A Bloody Game of Chess — by Elias Khoury (a leading contemporary Arab intellectual and chief literary editor of An-Nahar Newspaper)

Courtesy of  Qantara de The Assad regime has succeeded in turning Syria into a chess board over which Russia and the US have locked horns as the blood and tears continue to flow. The losers in this stalemate are undoubtedly the Syrian people, writes Elias Khoury in his essay Bashar al-Assad has averted the threat…

"Seven Lessons to Learn in Syria" — Rami Khouri, Belfer Center-Harvard Edu

The diplomatic and psychological thriller of the current announced plan by U.S. President Barack Obama to attack Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people has now been dramatically shaped by the Russian proposal for Syria to store its chemical weapons in Russian hands, destroy them, and join the international Organization…

A Little More Noise on the Eastern Front: Radical or Chic? — Goethe de

Artists from eastern Europe ask themselves how their work can be better received in the west. Don’t try it with what’s familiar! – say experts from abroad and advocate eastern allures. But, as the conference Futures of the Museum shows, they are not without controversy. By Jan Feddersen The bunker of the Cold War Museum…

The Aga Khan Museum Collection will travel to the Hermitage, in St. Petersberg, Russia from November 2011 to February 2012 – AKDN News

As the Museum is being constructed, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has mounted a series of travelling exhibitions in Europe *****  From November 2011 to February 2012, the Aga Khan Museum Collection will travel to the Hermitage, in St. Petersberg, Russia    UPCOMING: The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia From November 2011 until February 2012, the…