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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 & ArCHIAM 10-years

ArCHIAM Celebration and Colloquium 

Founded in 2013 by Prof Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Dr Giamila Quattrone, Dr Martin Goffriller and Dr Mohammed Habib Reza, ArCHIAM (Architecture and Cultural Heritage of India, Arabia and the Maghreb) is a research centre based at the Liverpool School of Architecture. Cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries, ArCHIAM provides an exciting research platform dedicated to investigating how human culture and social practices are expressed spatially, and how in turn space affects the cultural practices of groups and communities, with the aim to develop both theoretical and practice-based research.

Since its foundation ArCHIAM has been active in advancing heritage and historical research, impact, teaching and design practice in three interconnected global regions – North Africa, the Middle East and Asia – by working closely with a wide range of international partners and funders including academic and cultural institutions, government bodies, learned organisations, NGOs, practices and business, and community groups.

Today, we celebrate the body of work produced over the past 10 years, the global network of collaborations established, and impact on stakeholders. The colloquium Heritage and Development: Bridging Gaps, Shaping Futures will feature talks and discussions on the interweavings between cultural heritage, sustainable development, plurality and social cohesion. The colloquium will begin with an introduction by the director of the ArCHIAM Centre, Professor Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, followed by keynote talks from Professor Sophia Labadi, Professor of Heritage at the University of Kent, and Professor Raj Isar, Director of Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, followed by round table discussions and a tour of the ArCHIAM exhibition.