Come and hear about the plans for the new Cambridge mosque on Mill Road, and its wider context of tradition and transformation in British Muslim architecture.
Location: Divinity Faculty, West Road
Time/Date: 1330-1500, Saturday 22nd October
Registration: via eventbrite: cfi2016-cambridgemosque.eventbrite.co.uk
Our expert panel will address the topic of mosque architecture at national and local levels. We will hear about the historical trajectories of form, style, and motif in British Muslim architecture, the roles of mosques in expressing and shaping identity, and the state's engagement with and recognition of this form of material culture. We will also hear about questions of community, tradition and sustainability from the founder and architects of the planned new Cambridge mosque. In view of its focus on sustainable and environmental features, the project has been described as 'Europe's first eco-mosque'. Designed to be inclusive and respectful of its neighbourhood, it is set to be a landmark building in the Mill Road area that will become a community as well as spiritual centre.
- Wendy Pullan, Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge (Chair)
- Shahed Saleem, Mosque architect, Lecturer at the University of Westminster, and author of the forthcoming "The British Mosque, a social and architectural history"
- Linda Monckton, Historic Environment Intelligence Analyst for Social Impacts, Historic England
- David Marks, Co-founder, Marks Barfield Architects, architects of the planned new Cambridge Mosque
- Tim Winter, Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge and Secretary of the Muslim Academic Trust, the charity for the planned new Cambridge mosque
The event format comprises panel presentations before a period of panel discussion and audience Q&A.
To register, please go to our eventbrite page: cfi2016-cambridgemosque.eventbrite.co.uk.